First-trimester NRBC count in maternal circulation: correlation with doppler ultrasound studies.

@article{Mavrou2005FirsttrimesterNC,
  title={First-trimester NRBC count in maternal circulation: correlation with doppler ultrasound studies.},
  author={Ariadni Mavrou and Aggeliki Kolialexi and Athena Souka and Athanasios Pilalis and Yannis G Kavalakis and Panagiotis Antsaklis and Emmanuel Kanavakis and Aristidis Antsaklis},
  journal={The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry : official journal of the Histochemistry Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={315-7}
}
This study aimed to determine whether the number of nucleated red blood cells (NRBCs) in maternal circulation during the first trimester of pregnancy could identify pregnancies that will have an anomalous Doppler in the second trimester. A total of 85 blood samples were obtained at 11-14 weeks of gestation with mean uterine arterial perfusion index >1.6, as noted by Doppler ultrasonography. NRBCs were enriched by magnetic automated cell sorting using anti-CD71 and were stained with May/Grunwald… CONTINUE READING