Nonstress Test (NST)

by Cathy Parkes July 09, 2021

A reactive (normal) test is indicated by a FHR with a normal rate, moderate variability, and two accelerations (greater than or equal to 15 bpm for greater than or equal to 15 seconds) in 20 minutes.

A nonstress test (NST) is a non-invasive test done to examine the fetal heart rate and response to fetal movement.

A reactive (normal) test is indicated by a FHR with a normal rate, moderate variability, and two accelerations (greater than or equal to 15 bpm for greater than or equal to 15 seconds) in 20 minutes.



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