foam stability test

A test for foetal pulmonary maturity, determined by the ability of pulmonary surfactant in amniotic fluid to generate stable foam in the presence of ethanol after mechanical agitation. ... Synonym: shake test. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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Foam Stability Test

An amniotic fluid test to detect risk of respiratory distress syndrome in the fetus. The test is performed by taking a sample of amniotic fluid and placing it in a test tube with saline and ethynol. Once the saline and ethynol have been added to the amniotic fluid, it is shaken for 15 seconds and placed upright for 15 minutes. If a ring of bubbl...
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foam stability test

Type: Term Definitions: 1. a test for fetal pulmonary maturity, determined by the ability of pulmonary surfactant in amniotic fluid to generate stable foam in the presence of ethanol after mechanical agitation. Synonyms: shake test
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