Is AmnioSense blueTM right for you?

AmnioSense blue™ panty liners are for women experiencing unidentified vaginal discharge during their pregnancy. It’s the only over-the-counter amniotic fluid leak detection self-test in Canada, which in addition to giving results that are as accurate as in-hospital tests, is non-invasive and allows for constant monitoring—wherever, whenever.

If leakage of amniotic fluid is a concern to you during your pregnancy, new and improved AmnioSense blue™ panty liners can help you to identify when a discharge is a false alarm and when it’s important that you seek immediate medical assistance. AmnioSense blue™ can help lower your stress during pregnancy and provide peace of mind by helping you to ensure that you’re doing all you can for your baby.

Learn more about AmnioSense blue™ panty liners by speaking to your healthcare professional for additional information.

How to use AmnioSense blueTM

Follow these instructions for optimum use of AmnioSense blue™ panty liners, to learn how to interpret test results, and to understand contraindications.

Video Q&A

The American Family Nurse Practitioner and Women’s Health expert, Dr. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, answers questions during the Canadian Association of Midwives conference in Montreal, QC, on November 2, 2015.

Is “wetness” during pregnancy a common problem?

What is the AmnioSense blue™ panty liner?

What is the accuracy of AmnioSense blue™?

How does AmnioSense blue™ help patients?

The importance of testing with AmnioSense blueTM

Find out how AmnioSense blue™ compares to other test options as well as the risks associated with amniotic fluid leak.

Comparing with other tests

In the past, rupture of membrane has been diagnosed in the hospital, only. The new AmnioSense blue™ panty liner is the only over-the-counter amniotic fluid leak detection test in Canada, which in addition to excellent test accuracy, is non-invasive and allows for constant monitoring—wherever and whenever you need it.

The table below provides a listing of other tests for the diagnosis of amniotic fluid leak and allows you to compare and contrast options.

Table 1: Diagnostic methods for detecting PROM/pPROM5

CLINIC or HOSPITAL HOME
Type of test Ferning and/or pooling Nitrazine AmniSure AmnioSense first generation device AmnioSense blue™
Device Swab + microscope Swab + pH paper Swab + vial + test strip (measure levels PAMG-1) Panty liner Panty liner
Mode of use Invasive Invasive Invasive Non-invasive Non-invasive
Usage Moderatly complex Simple Simple Easy Easy
Test procedure Multi-step Multi-step Multi-step One step One step
Monitoring Non-continuous Non-continuous Non-continuous Non-continuous and continuous Non-continuous and continuous
Sensitivity (positive correctly identified) 51-98%5 90-97%6 98.9%5 95.8%6 96.2%7
Sensitivity (negativity correctly identified) 70-88%5 16-70%6 98.1%5 86.8%6 94.1%7

Notes:
• PROM/pPROM = Premature or pre-term premature rupture of the amniotic membrane
• PAMG-1 refers to placental alpha macroglobulin-1 and is present in blood and the amniotic fluid and cervico-vaginal discharge of pregnant women

Complications of amniotic fluid leak

Premature or pre-term premature rupture of the amniotic membrane (PROM/pPROM) with leakage of amniotic fluid can have very serious implications for the health of both baby and mother.

Table 2: Complications of premature and pre-term premature rupture of membrane (PROM/pPROM)1

FETAL COMPLICATIONS:1 MATERNAL COMPLICATIONS:1
• Prematurity • Infection
• Accounts for 20% of cases of perinatal mortality • Pre-term labour
• Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) • Cesarean delivery
• Intraventricular haemorrhage • Chorioamnionitis
• Necrotizing enterocolitis • Metritis
• Patent ductus arteriosus • Placental abruption
• Retinopathy of prematurity • Other complications
• Neonatal sepsis
• Cord compression or prolapse
FETAL COMPLICATIONS:1
• Prematurity
• Accounts for 20% of cases of perinatal mortality
• Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)
• Intraventricular haemorrhage
• Necrotizing enterocolitis
• Patent ductus arteriosus
• Retinopathy of prematurity
• Neonatal sepsis
• Cord compression or prolapse
MATERNAL COMPLICATIONS:1
• Infection
• Pre-term labour
• Cesarean delivery
• Chorioamnionitis
• Metritis
• Placental abruption
• Other complications

If you suspect amniotic fluid leakage, it's essential that you receive immediate medical assistance.