How to use it?
Remove the Barza Amniotest absorbent from the packaging.
Fix the absorbent pad to the brief.
Wear the absorbent pad like a normal absorbent pad until you feel damp (do not exceed 12 hours). Note: use the absorbent pad when sitting, standing or walking. DO NOT use the pad when lying down.
When you feel a leak, remove the absorbent pad and wait 10 minutes, then check to see if there has been a change in colour from the yellow background of the pad. Also, when you replace it with a new absorbent, check for any colour change.
How to read the result?
Possible colour changes
If the absorbent did not change colour (remained yellow or turned yellow again after 15 minutes), the vaginal wetness was probably not caused by amniotic fluid. If vaginal discharge continues, apply a new pad and repeat the test, then see your doctor.
Possible colour changes
If there is a blue or green colour change (regardless of intensity) on the absorbent, of any size, shape or location, the fluid leaked is probably amniotic fluid.
The colour change may appear blurred and may be more intense along part of the edges of the yellow band. In any of these cases, consult your doctor or go to hospital without delay.
Questions and answers
The Barza Amniotest is simple to use and interpret, you get the result immediately by examining the indicator strip. It can also be used at home and allows continuous monitoring for 12 hours, including intermittent amniotic fluid leakage.
The Barza Amniotest changes colour when it comes into contact with liquids having a pH value greater than or equal to 6.5. The pH value of the amniotic fluid is higher than 6.5.
Barza Amniotest is recommended for screening in high-risk or normal pregnancies.
Feeling a loss of amniotic fluid is common during pregnancy, which can be an important cause of stress.
The risk of amniotic fluid leakage is increased in the 48-hour period after amniocentesis tests, on finding a wetting with an unidentified cause, or in women who have a history of premature rupture of membranes.
Leaking amniotic fluid increases the risk of infection for both mother and fetus, and early detection can help:
– preventing complications or premature birth
– identification of possible rupture of membranes, especially after amniocentesis
– confirming that your water has broken so that you can get to hospital in time for a safe delivery