Amniotic fluid test called Amnicators™ are nitrazine-based tests for rapid and easy detection of the premature rupture of membranes during pregnancy (PROM). The simple swab test gives a result in less than 5 minutes. A colour change from yellow to blue (nitrazine indicator) indicates the possible presence of amniotic fluid. Each Amnicator™ test is self contained –with the only additional equipment required being a speculum.
A rapid visible negative result can give reassurance to mother, while positive result indicates further investigation. Amnicators™ are low cost, convenient to carry, and need no special storage.