Fetal Fibronectin (fFN) Predicts Preterm Birth Risk

fFN acts as an adhesive glycoprotein at the maternal-fetal interface that bonds maternal membranes to fetal membranes.

It is a biomarker for preterm delivery and is highly associated with the risk of preterm delivery when present in cervicovaginal secretions.

fFN testing is the only named biomarker test recommended by the NICE clinical guidelines for the risk assessment of preterm labour & birth.3

More information and less guesswork, to better predict the likelihood of preterm birth.

Quantitative fFN testing detects the concentration levels of fFN that are present, giving you the data you need to determine a woman’s risk of preterm delivery.2

To find out more about fFN testing, please submit the enquiry form or contact Hologic UK on ffntest@hologic.com

References

  1. Hologic data on file [fFN Quantitative Brochure]
  2. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Diagnostic consultation document. March 2018. Available at: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/gid-dg10017/documents/diagnostics-consultation-document
  3. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Preterm labour and birth guidance. Published November 2015. Available at: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng25/chapter/recommendations#diagnosing-preterm-labour-for-women-with-intact-membranes

 

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