Determination of amniotic fluid palmitic acid concentration for the estimation of fetal lung maturity.

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Palmitic acid concentrations in amniotic fluid (AF) were determined in 135 patients with normal and pathological pregnancies between the 27th and 42nd week of gestation. There was a sharp rise in the mean palmitic acid concentration after the 34th weeks of gestation from 2.7 mug/ml to 9.9 mug/ml at term. This increase is almost identical with the rise of AF… (More)

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@article{Bichler1977DeterminationOA, title={Determination of amniotic fluid palmitic acid concentration for the estimation of fetal lung maturity.}, author={Alfred Bichler and Guenter Daxenbichler and Walter Geir}, journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry}, year={1977}, volume={74 2}, pages={133-8} }