Gender Ethnicracial And Life Span Considerations



Abnormality with Normal Result Condition


Nitrazine test tape

Yellow to olive- Blue-green to deep blue Amniotic fluid is alkaline and green indicates indicates alkaline, mem- thus turns the yellow paper blue acidic, and intact branes probably ruptured membranes

Premature Rupture of Membranes 765

Diagnostic Highlights (continued)

Test Normal Result

Abnormality with Condition


Speculum exam No fluid is seen in and fern test vaginal vault, fern pattern is not noted on slide

Fluid is visualized at cervical os; microscope slide reveals fern pattern

Amniotic fluid possesses ferning capacity evident by microscopic examination of a prepped slide

Other Tests: Complete blood count (CBC), cervical cultures for infections, amniocentesis (to check lung maturity if PPROM has occurred if the patient is preterm), ultrasound

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