Amniotic Fluid Lactate™ monitoring system for dysfunctional labour

September 2011
Technology Description:

The Amniotic Fluid Lactate™ (AFL) monitoring system is designed to aid clinical decisions during dysfunctional labour. It consists of a monitor and a probe which measures the level of lactate in the amniotic fluid. This correlates with lactate levels in the uterus. High uterine lactate levels may indicate that treatment with oxytocin would be less effective and that operative delivery is more likely. The Amniotic Fluid Lactate™ monitoring system is designed to be used on the labour ward.