The clinical diagnosis of preterm labor (PTL) has up to a 50% false-positive rate, often leading to unnecessary hospitalizations and interventions. What objective tools can clinicians use to accurately diagnose true PTL — and reduce the drain on resources and overexposure to treatments?
This supplement discusses considerations and strategies for assessing PTL that include:
- The role of diagnostic testing for fetal fibronectin (fFN) in the work up of women with symptoms of PTL
- The importance of combining fFN values with cervical length measurement
- Evidence-based protocols for the evaluation of PTL
- A summary of evidence verifying the cost savings associated with the evaluation protocol
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