Comparison of umbilical cord tissue and meconium for the confirmation of in utero drug exposure.

@article{Colby2017ComparisonOU,
  title={Comparison of umbilical cord tissue and meconium for the confirmation of in utero drug exposure.},
  author={Jennifer Moses Colby},
  journal={Clinical biochemistry},
  year={2017},
  volume={50 13-14},
  pages={784-790}
}
OBJECTIVES Drug screening in neonates is traditionally performed using meconium, but cord tissue has been proposed as an alternative specimen. This study compares the detection of drugs in a large number of paired meconium and umbilical cord tissue samples from subjects at risk of in utero drug exposure. DESIGN AND METHODS Physician-ordered toxicology results and clinical information were collected in a retrospective review of subject medical records. All toxicology testing was performed by a… CONTINUE READING
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