Nucleated red blood cells in human fetal scalp capillary blood samples: a feasibility study.


OBJECTIVE Elevated umbilical cord nucleated red blood cell (NRBC) counts have been suggested as a predictor of adverse perinatal outcome. We sought to evaluate the feasibility of obtaining fetal scalp capillary blood NRBC counts during labor and to assess their correlation with umbilical cord NRBC counts. METHODS Fetal scalp capillary blood specimens were… (More)


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