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A new simple test for detecting rupture of the fetal membranes

, : A new simple test for detecting rupture of the fetal membranes. Obstetrics and Gynecology 63(4): 575-576

Obstetricians often have difficulty diagnosing rupture of fetal membranes because of several factors that interfere with the available tests. A new test is proposed herein, which is based on heating endocervical material on a glass slide for one minute. When the fetal membranes are ruptured, the material on the slide turns white; when they are intact, the material turns brown. The low cost, risk-free method is a simple procedure providing immediate results, thus making its use practical in daily practice.


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