Influence of Gestational Age, Cesarean Section and Hematocrit on lnterleukin-8 Concentrations in Plasma and Detergent-Lysed Whole Blood of Noninfected Newborns.


SUMMARY: BACKGROUND: Sensitivity of interleukin-8 (IL-8) in detecting early-onset bacterial infection (EOBI) is high. A high percentage is bound to nonspecific receptors on erythrocytes which can be determined via cell lysis. We have shown detergent-lysed whole blood (DLWB) IL-8 to be superior to plasma IL-8 in detecting EOBI. METHODS: To evaluate influence… (More)

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