FLP - Overview: Fetal Lung Profile, Amniotic Fluid

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Test ID: FLP    
Fetal Lung Profile, Amniotic Fluid

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Determining the ability of fetal lungs to produce sufficient quantities of pulmonary surfactant


Assessing the risk of developing neonatal respiratory distress in fetuses delivered less than 39 weeks gestational age

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Thin-Layer Chromatography (TLC) with Quantitation by Densitometry
Includes lecithin/sphingomyelin (L/S) ratio, and phosphatidylglycerol (PG), semiquantitative on amniotic fluid.

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Fetal Lung Profile, AF

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Amniotic Fluid-L/S (Lecithin/Sphingomyelin) Ratio
Fetal Lung Maturity Profile
L/S (Lecithin/Sphingomyelin)
L/S + PG Profile
Lecithin-Sphingomyelin (L/S) Ratio
LS Ratio (Lecithin/Sphingomyelin)
Lung Maturity Profile
PG (Phosphatidylglycerol)
Phosphatidyl Glycerol, Amniotic Fluid
Phospholipid Profile, Amniotic Fluid