The validity of phosphatidylethanol in dried blood spots of newborns for the identification of prenatal alcohol exposure.

@article{Bakhireva2014TheVO,
  title={The validity of phosphatidylethanol in dried blood spots of newborns for the identification of prenatal alcohol exposure.},
  author={Ludmila N Bakhireva and Lawrence Leeman and Renate D Savich and Sandra Patricia Cano and Hilda L. Gutierrez and Daniel D Savage and William F. Rayburn},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2014},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={1078-85}
}
BACKGROUND Accurate identification of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) in the newborn period offers an opportunity for early identification of children at risk of future neurocognitive problems and the implementation of interventional approaches earlier in life. PAE newborn screening by measuring phosphatidylethanol in dried blood spot (PEth-DBS) cards is feasible, logistically easier, and more cost-efficient compared with other biomarkers. However, the sensitivity and specificity of this method… CONTINUE READING
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