fern test

fern test

1. a test for estrogenic activity; cervical mucus smears form a fern pattern at those times when estrogen secretion is elevated, as at the time of ovulation; similar changes have been reported to occur in saliva;
2. a test to detect ruptured amniotic membranes.

fern test

(fĕrn test)
1. A measurement of estrogenic activity; cervical mucus smears form a fern pattern at those times when estrogen secretion is elevated, as at the time of ovulation.
2. A test to detect ruptured amniotic membranes.
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Other tests done include the Fern test to check for amniotic fluid, post-vasectomy sperm counts, and the study of skin scrapings for fungal infections.