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What are the tests for amniotic fluid embolism?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Clinical and DIC

Amniotic fluid embolism, depending on the amount of fluid getting into maternal circulation can be catastrophic.
The diagnosis depends on clinical suspicion and testing for disseminated intra-vascular coagulation, namely low platelet count, elevated pt ptt, abnormal shape of red cells, low fibrinogen and fibrin split products, chest x-ray etc.

In brief: Clinical and DIC

Amniotic fluid embolism, depending on the amount of fluid getting into maternal circulation can be catastrophic.
The diagnosis depends on clinical suspicion and testing for disseminated intra-vascular coagulation, namely low platelet count, elevated pt ptt, abnormal shape of red cells, low fibrinogen and fibrin split products, chest x-ray etc.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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