Cordocentesis in the investigation of fetal erythropoiesis.

  title={Cordocentesis in the investigation of fetal erythropoiesis.},
  author={Kypros H. Nicolaides and Baskaran Thilaganathan and Reuben S. Mibashan},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={161 5},
Fetal blood hemoglobin concentration and erythrocyte, reticulocyte, and erythroblast counts were determined in umbilical cord samples obtained from 194 pregnancies at 17 to 40 weeks' gestation. The fetuses sampled were undergoing prenatal diagnosis and were subsequently found not to be affected by the condition investigated. The hemoglobin concentration and erythrocyte count increased linearly with gestation from respective means of 11 gm/dl and 2.5 x 10(12)/L at 17 weeks to 15.5 gm/dl and 4.5… CONTINUE READING


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