PURPOSE OF TEST
Detection of fern-type amniotic fluid crystallization as an aid in detection of ruptured amniotic membranes in pregnant women. The test is often used in conjunction with vaginal pH determination by AmnioTest® or pH paper.
IDA Pages (Clinical Indications, Documentation Plan, Clinical Actions)
INITIAL ORIENTATION, TRAINING & COMPETENCY
Initial Orientation & Training: See your Service Chief for Orientation & Training
Competency: Have your Service Chief enroll you in the online PPMP coursework for Fern Testing. This testing is required twice a year – once between Jan-Jun and again between Jul-Dec. You must score 80% or better to pass.
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS)