FETAL LEUKOCYTES IN THE MATERNAL CIRCULATION AFTER DELIVERY: Cytological Aspects

@article{Schrder1974FETALLI,
  title={FETAL LEUKOCYTES IN THE MATERNAL CIRCULATION AFTER DELIVERY: Cytological Aspects},
  author={Jim Schr{\"o}der and Anja Thlikainen and Albert de la Chapelle},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={1974},
  volume={17},
  pages={346-354}
}
The presence of fetal cells in the maternal circulation after delivery was investigated by examining interphase cells for fluorescent Y-bodies after staining with quinacrine mustard. Mothers were excluded if their own autosomos had regions of brilliant fluorescence that simulated Y-bodies. In a study of 24 primiparas, the sex of whose children was unknown to the observer, the method was found to be reliable: 34 of the 240,000 cells examined showed a presumptive Y-body, and only one of these… 

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