AmnioTest™

The AmnioTest™ is designed to assist in the detection of rupture of the fetal membranes, based on elevation of the pH in the upper vagina consistent with leakage of amniotic fluid. The sterile swab impregnated with nitrazine yellow dye, offers a rapid, reliable, cost effective and simple to use point-of-care test to aid in the detection of amniotic fluid in patients with suspected PROM.

  • Sterile for patient safety
  • Rapid, safe and easy to use
  • Test results in 15 seconds
  • No speculum required
  • Easy peel opening
  • 2-year shelf life
  • Canadian manufactured product
  • Easy to QC with available buffers to match colour interpretation card
  • Education PowerPoint available for staff training to meet POC requirements  Click here for documents   

   How Does AmnioTest™ Work?   

The pH of the vagina is normally acidic. Rupture of fetal membranes can result in small amounts of amniotic fluid leaking into the upper vagina. Amniotic fluid has a neutral pH.  Thus, the presence of amniotic fluid elevates the pH of the upper vagina.   AmnioTest™ is a sterile swab impregnated with nitrazine yellow dye that when brought into contact with the upper vagina will absorb fluid and develops a colour to correlate with the pH of the absorbed fluid ranging from pH 5.0 to pH 7.5.  A possible ruptured membrane is indicated if the swab has a pH of 6.5 to pH 7.5 turning the swab dark green to navy blue. A colour interpretation card is included with each box of AmnioTest™.

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Test Procedure

  • Remove swab from protective sleeve (keep swab tip dry away from any liquid)
  • Insert swab into vagina ensuring that nitrazine tip gently comes in contact with the upper cervical area for about 15 seconds.
  • Carefully remove swab from vagina and immediately examine colour with AmnioTest™ colour card

Note: For detailed steps, please refer to Instructions For Use in Available Documents  


Ordering Information

Product CodeDescriptionSize
PL.901AmnioTest™100 Swabs
PL. 901-20AmnioTest™20 Swabs
PL.902AmnioTest™ Colour Interpretation Cards50 Cards
PL.910Buffer Solution pH 5.02.0 ml
PL.911Buffer Solution pH 5.52.0 ml
PL.912Buffer Solution pH 6.02.0 ml
PL.913Buffer Solution pH 6.52.0 ml
PL.914Buffer Solution pH 7.02.0 ml
PL.915Buffer Solution pH 7.52.0 ml

Available Documents