Fetal lung maturity
is followed by AFOD surge culminating in the onset of labor.
Amniotic Fluid Lamellar Body Count: Cost-effective Screening for Fetal Lung Maturity
Amniocentesis for lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio to assess fetal lung maturity
was deferred because of oligiohydramnios.
Because steroids for fetal lung maturity
have been administered, and given improvement in her pulmonary edema and a footling breech presentation for Twin A, cesarean delivery is performed.
Over the last 40 years, several FLM tests were developed and used clinically for the assessment of fetal lung maturity
Assessment of the diagnostic accuracy of the TDx-FLM II to predict fetal lung maturity
CONCLUSION: Perinatal mortality can be prevented by optimum care of mother and fetus in antenatal period, prolonging the duration of gestational age as far as possible till fetal lung maturity
Beginning with specimen collection and transportation and then from the pregnancy test, to the delta 450, cell counts, transfusions, and microbiology cultures, to the fetal fibronectin, the fetal lung maturity
tests, and more, all the way to sensitive autopsies, laboratory professionals journey with the mothers, their babies, and their families.
Best-obstetrical-practice recommendations advise against prelabor elective delivery before 39 weeks, unless fetal lung maturity
has been demonstrated.
The assessment of fetal lung maturity
(FLM) in these pregnancies is sometimes necessary, but the ability to utilize current methods in the presence of increased bilirubin concentrations is unclear.
Until data from a clinical trial show a favorable risk-benefit ratio, physicians should not give multiple steroid doses in an attempt to hasten fetal lung maturity
the 16member panel decided.
With regard to the Fetal Lung Maturity
assay, alternatives are still being assessed, including alternative technologies, and no retirement date has been communicated.