Lactate concentration in umbilical cord blood is gestational age-dependent: a population-based study of 17 867 newborns.


OBJECTIVE To study the influence of gestational age on lactate concentration in arterial and venous umbilical cord blood at birth and to define gestational age-specific reference values for lactate in vigorous newborns. DESIGN Population-based comparative. SETTING University hospitals. SAMPLE Vigorous newborns with validated umbilical cord blood… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2008.01707.x


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