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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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There had been no cervical change for 6 hours with a negative fern test. Fetal monitoring results were reassuring.
Observation of the fern model was considered to represent a positive fern test. The results were recorded as positive or negative.
The data collected including demographic data, midwifery information, conditions of sample selection, manual Lactate Pro data, test tape for Lactate Pro data, nitrazine tape data, slide data, microscopy data, the observation checklist for recording the results of the examination using the speculum test, nitrazine test data, fern test data, and the lactate level of the vaginal fluids.
The fingerprint, a false-positive fern test. Obstet Gynecol.
This leaves a woman very anxious and helpless, running to hospital every time she sees any kind of vaginal leak or feels any wetness; where visual examination, Microscopic test (Fern test) or Ultrasound are the usual diagnostic tools for detection.
Fern Test: If the cervical mucus extracted from Vagina is seen under microscope it forms a fernlike pattern and therefore it is called Fern Test.
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.
A The fern test should never be coded 87210 because that code does not represent how the test is performed.
Coding for a fern test must indicate that you, not the lab, actually performed this CLIA-waived procedure
They are: wet mounts, including preparations of vaginal, cervical, or skin specimens; all potassium hydroxide preparations; pinworm examinations; fern tests; post-coital qualitative exams; and urine sediment exams.