|Mnemonic: ||[FLM PROF]|
|Name: ||Fetal Lung Maturity Profile (Lecithin/Spingomyelin Ratio & Phosphatidylglycerol), Amniotic Fluid|
|Specimen: ||10 mL amniotic fluid in a sterile plastic container. |
Deliver all specimens STAT to Nordx within 4 hours of collection. If the sample cannot be processed or sent within 4 hours, log onto the NorDx website and follow their processing instructions.
Do not spin. Send whole sample.
|Minimum Spec: ||5.0|
|Transport Temp: ||Refrigerated|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||Nordx FLMP|
| Method: ||Thin Layer Chromotography/ Fluorescent Polarizatio|
|Note: ||The FLM (Fetal Lung Maturity) is no longer performed by NorDx. (9-01-3013)|
The L/S Ratio and PG done by TLC are set up one time per day at 11:00 AM and results should be completed by late afternoon if the sample was received in time for the daily run.
|Processing Info: ||Call Nordx (885-7800) if close to the 11:00 AM window to let them know an amniotic fluid is coming. Call a courier (try our CMMC courier first; if they are not available call General Courier).|
Note our phone 795-2330 and FAX 795-2345 numbers on the requisition and write "Please Phone/FAX".
This profile appears on NorDx Pending Inquiry. The profile consists of 2 individual results: L-S, and PG.. Refer to the Results Reporting Instruction Sheet posted in chemistry.