Positive Test Results in Women at Risk
With No Symptoms
Women at risk with no symptoms of preterm labor were nearly 60 times more likely to deliver within 4 weeks after a positive test result at 24 weeks than women with a negative test result.1
Patient management following a positive test result
Following a positive test result, care decisions can be considered, such as increased intensity of prenatal observation, evaluation of other risk factors, increased patient education, and possible earlier intervention.
Patients may also benefit from the availability of increased surveillance, management options, and preparation for optimal neonatal care.
Sample Risk Management Protocol
Charles J. Lockwood, M.D., Chair, Department of Obstretrics and Gynecology, Yale University
- 1. Andersen HF. Use of fetal fibronectin in women at risk for preterm delivery. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2000;43:746-58.