Which lab studies evaluate amniotic fluid and urogenital secretions in the workup of chorioamnionitis?

Updated: May 08, 2018
  • Author: Fayez M Bany-Mohammed, MD; Chief Editor: Ted Rosenkrantz, MD  more...
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Studies to evaluate amniotic fluid and urogenital secretions may include the following:

  • Bacterial cultures

  • Leukocyte count

  • Gram staining

  • pH

  • Glucose concentration

  • Leukocyte esterase activity [7]

  • Endotoxin, lactoferrin, and/or cytokine levels (especially IL-6)

  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for specific microorganisms

  • Fetal fibronectin, insulinlike growth factor binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1), and sialidase levels

  • Proteomic profiling [8]


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