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Potential substitution of cord blood for infant blood in the neonatal sepsis evaluation.

Authors
  • Hansen, Anne
  • Forbes, Peter
  • Buck, Rosanne
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biology of the neonate
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
Volume
88
Issue
1
Pages
12–18
Identifiers
PMID: 15711036
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We conclude that cord blood can be safely substituted for infant blood in routine sepsis evaluations of asymptomatic, term infants based on both the low false-positive cord blood culture rate and the significant association between high I:T ratios in cord and infant blood.

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