Test Overview
Test Methodology

Sysmex XE5000

Test Usage

Predicting fetal lung maturity and assessing the risk of developing neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, when performed during 32 to 39 weeks gestation.

Reference Range *

Immature: <15,000/mcL; Indeterminate: 15,000 - 50,000/mcL; Mature: >50,000/mcL.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

1 day

Soft Order Code
MMLR
Synonyms
  • Fetal Lung Maturity
  • FLM
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo LBC (60450)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection

Collect amniotic fluid and refrigerate. Avoid contamination of the amniotic fluid with blood, meconium, or maternal urine. If possible, send specimen immediately. Do not centrifuge sample. Note that an additional 10 mL of amniotic fluid are needed if the FLM results indicate that the lung is immature and the clinician wishes to add the L/S Ratio.

Rejection Criteria
Samples with visible blood contamination cannot be used.
Contraindications
Fetal lung maturity testing is not indicated beyond week 39.
Normal Volume
10 mL amniotic fluid
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
83664
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