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positive fetal fibronectin test?

I had a positive test yesterday and was wondering how long until you delivered?

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Asked by danielleaube at 6:51 AM on Oct. 22, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • When the fFN test is positive, it is an inconclusive result. A positive result can indicate that a woman will go into preterm labor soon, but she may not go into labor for weeks. When the fFN test is negative, the result is a better predictor. A negative result means that there is little possibility of preterm labour within the next 7 to 10 days, and the test can be repeated weekly for women who remain at high risk. A negative fetal fibronectin test gives a more than 95% likelihood of remaining undelivered for the next 2 weeks.[2]. A systematic review of the medical literature found that fetal fibronectin is a good predictor of spontaneous preterm birth before cervical dilation.[3] The test may be run on patients between 22 and 35 weeks gestation.


    Answer by ladyambition at 11:42 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • I found that info and I hope it helps some.

    Answer by ladyambition at 11:43 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

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