Fetal Fibronectin

Test ID   LAB287
CPT Code(s)   82731
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: Vaginal Swab;  See Important Comments
Room temperature: Yes
Refrigerator: Yes
Frozen: NO
Availability Routine: 24 hours; 7 days
Turnaround Time   90 mins - Please notify Core Laboratory (984-974-2361) when a specimen will be sent to the lab.
Reference Range Normal: Negative
Specimen Collection Swab of posterior fornix of vagina in symptomatic women.
Swab of posterior fornix of vagina or the ectocervical region of external cervical OS in asymptomatic women. 
Comments Use Fetal Fibronectin specimen collection kit only. Send to Lab immediately.
Exposure of specimen to heat for even short periods of time can be detrimental.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on January 13, 2022

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514