Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

FETAL FIBRONECTIN

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2277         Geisinger Epic ID: 21652

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Cervicovaginal secretions from posterior fornix of the vagina or from ectocervical region of the external cervix.
Preferred collection container:
Collection tube included in collection kit.
Specimen required:
Labeled and capped collection tube with Adeza swab.
Special notes:
Only the HoLogic Specimen Collection Kit must be used. Contains Dacron swab and tube with buffer. Specimens must be obtained prior to digital examination or manipulation of the cervix. These substances will interfere with testing: lubricants, soaps, disinfectants, creams, and Betadine.
Patient preparation:
Patient needs preparation for speculum examination.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated or room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 hours. Refrigerated: 3 days. Frozen: 3 months.
Rejection criteria:
Specimens from patients with known placental abruption, placenta previa, moderate or gross vaginal bleeding will not be tested for FFN.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Negative.
CPT code(s):
82731
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Fetal fibronectin.
Methodology:
Qualitative Solid Phase Immunosorbent Assay
Synonyms:
FFN SCREENING
FFN
Clinical significance:
Fetal fibronectin is a protein that helps adhere the placenta to the uterus. In cases of placental separation, FFN is detected at elevated levels in cervicovaginal fluid collected by swab and suggestive of preterm delivery.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/10/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Stat Lab
Technical Lead: Karen Delp
Frequency: Daily, Monday-Sunday
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Lisa Meeker    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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