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Fetal fibronectin (fFN), the current preterm labor diagnostic test, is easily influenced by factors that can provide false results; therefore, many women are ineligible for fFN testing.
Ruth Ann Word, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, is investigating the role of the protein fetal fibronectin in causing preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM), which is associated with 30 to 40 percent of preterm deliveries in the U.
Thephospho-rylated insulinlike growth factor binding protein-1 test may edge out the fetal fibronectin test when it comes to predicting preterm delivery, a study has shown.
Obstetric consultant Chris Griffin suggested she undergo a simple vaginal swab known as the Fetal Fibronectin Test.
By detecting high amounts of fetal fibronectin - a biochemical marker produced by the fetus - in the cervix, doctors can tell when a woman with symptoms of threatened pre-term birth is likely to deliver.
While so many prenatal tests are designed to reach a diagnosis or lead doctors to conduct additional tests, the aim of the fetal fibronectin test (fFN) is to determine which patients are not likely to have a preterm delivery.
Now, it appears that fetal fibronectin may serve another purpose--as a biochemical marker that signals the premature onset of labor.
We are proud of Adeza's accomplishments in successfully marketing FullTerm[TM], The Fetal Fibronectin Test to assess the risk of preterm birth.