Fern

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.

POLICY

Fern

SUPPLIES

Fern Testing Supplies

IDA Pages (Clinical Indications, Documentation Plan, Clinical Actions)

H22-H25 / FHC

INITIAL ORIENTATION, TRAINING & COMPETENCY

Initial Orientation & Training: See your Service Chief for Orientation & Training

Fern Training Tutorial

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.  

QUALITY CONTROL

Not Applicable

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS)

Not Applicable