Neonatal laboratory blood sampling: comparison of results from arterial catheters with those from an automated capillary device.

@article{Johnson2000NeonatalLB,
  title={Neonatal laboratory blood sampling: comparison of results from arterial catheters with those from an automated capillary device.},
  author={Karen J. Johnson and Gretchen A. Cress and Natalie W. Connolly and Leon F. Burmeister and John A Widness},
  journal={Neonatal network : NN},
  year={2000},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={27-34}
}
PURPOSE To compare neonatal laboratory results from capillary blood samples drawn using the Tenderfoot automated capillary sampling device with those drawn through arterial catheters. DESIGN Prospective, paired comparisons of laboratory results from capillary and arterial blood. SAMPLE Twenty-one infants being cared for in an NICU and having indwelling arterial catheters through which a variety of predominantly glucose-containing fluids were being administered. MAIN OUTCOME VARIABLES… CONTINUE READING