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Test Code
Container TypeSee below
Supply Item Numberpicture9708
Specimen TypeSee below
Preferred VolumeSee below
Collection ProcedureCervicovaginal swab in transport tube with buffer. A special collection kit is required for collection. Specimen must be obtained prior to digital examination. Care must be taken not to contaminate the swab of cervicovaginal secretions with lubricants, soaps, or disinfectants.
Specimen ProcessingIf testing will be done within 8 hours of collection, transport at room temperature. If not, sample must be stored at refrigerated temperature and the assay completed within 3 days of collection.
StabilityRoom Temp 8 hours  Refrigerated 3 days  Frozen (-20 °C) 3 months  
Unacceptable ConditionCotton swabs and culturettes
CPT Codes82731
Interface Order Code82731
Billing CodeFFN
Test ScheduleDaily (SHMC runs these as STATS as soon as they receive them)
Turnaround TimeWithin 2 hours of receipt in SHMC Lab
MethodSolid Phase Immunosorbent Assay
Test IncludesFetal Fibronectin
Reference Ranges
Fetal FibronectinNegative
NotesThe required collection kit is available from the PAML supply department.

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o82731Fetal Fibronectin
r82731Fetal Fibronectin82731Fetal Fibronectin  20404-0