% Phosphatidylglycerol PTG
|Method(s)||Thin Layer Chromatography|
If the sample is kept at room temperature, phosphodiesterase activity will decrease phosphatidylglycerol concentrations. For same day results, specimen must be received before 12:00 p.m. Fluids must be in the laboratory before 4:00 p.m. for next day results. A patient history form (Requisition for Perinatal Center Lab; see link above) must be completed. Test should be ordered in conjunction with L/S Ratio.
PG% Mature Greater than 1.0%