Item Value
Test name POCT pH, fluid
Available Stat? Yes
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Performed by Authorized Point of Care testing site staff
Normal range Results are reported in pH units as indicated from the color reaction of the paper. The colors below are descriptive only. The paper must be read against the pH color chart in the dispenser

Color Approx. pH
Yellow 4.5
Yellow-Green 5.0
Citrus Green 5.5
Apple Green 6.0
Green 6.5
Forest Green 7.0
Zucchinni Green 7.5
Midnight Blue Teal 8.0
Dark Midnight Blue 8.5

For vaginal fluid a pH > 6 indicates the presence of amniotic fluid and possible rupture of membranes.
Container type N/A
Amount to Collect N/A, direct application of patient sample to paper
Collection Instructions Use approx. a 2 inch strip of paper for each test.

Vaginal fluid:
Using a vaginal speculum, part the labia exposing the cervix and carefully insert the paper into the vagina. Do not allow the pH paper to come into contact with vaginal tissue during entry. Allow first and only contact to the test paper to occur with upper vaginal tissue (posterior vaginal fornix and external cervical os).

Ocular fluid:
With care, apply the tip of the paper to pooled ocular fluid. Avoid direct contact with eye

Gastric fluid:
Apply the tip of the paper to aspirated gastric fluid. Avoid contact with fluids other than
that being tested.
Sample type Vaginal fluid, Ocular fluid, Gastric fluid

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667