What a Negative Test Result Means

A negative test result means that, statistically, you have a less than 1% chance of giving birth in the next 2 weeks.1,2

The benefits of a negative test result

A negative fetal fibronectin test result can give you peace of mind, and can also help avoid unnecessary drug treatment, bed rest, and hospitalization. This knowledge can provide reassurance so you can get on with your current activities without worry or the need to cancel plans unnecessarily.

What you can do next

After the test, if you still have symptoms or concerns, talk to your doctor — the test can be repeated as often as every 2 weeks between weeks 22 and 35 of your pregnancy.1,2 Also, be sure that you know the symptoms of preterm birth and what to watch for.


  1. Peaceman AM, Andrews WW, Thorp JM, et al. Fetal fibronectin as a predictor of preterm birth in patients with symptoms: a multicenter trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1997;177:13-18.
  2. Rapid fFN for the TliIQ System [package insert]. AW-04196-002, Rev. 003. Marlborough, MA: Hologic, Inc.; 2015.

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