Assessment of rapid fetal fibronectin in predicting preterm delivery.

  title={Assessment of rapid fetal fibronectin in predicting preterm delivery.},
  author={Ismail Tekesin and Susanne Marek and Lars Hellmeyer and Daniela Reitz and Stephan Schmidt},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={105 2},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to estimate the effectiveness of cervical fetal fibronectin assayed by the rapid fetal fibronectin assay in predicting preterm delivery in patients with signs or symptoms of preterm labor. METHODS Patients with preterm labor between 24 and 34 weeks of gestation were included. At the time of speculum examination, fetal fibronectin samples were collected from the cervix. The probe was analyzed for fetal fibronectin using the rapid fetal fibronectin assay… CONTINUE READING