Usefulness of a buccal smear in the initial assessment of a baby with a disorder of sex development

@inproceedings{Silva2013UsefulnessOA,
  title={Usefulness of a buccal smear in the initial assessment of a baby with a disorder of sex development},
  author={K S H de Silva and Chamila Sudarshi Perera and Nalika S Gunawardena},
  year={2013}
}
Introduction: A newborn with a disorder of sex development (DSD) has ambiguous genitalia and thus, it is difficult to identify the sex of such a baby at birth. Early identification is essential for psychological, social and medical reasons. Therefore a karyotype is mandatory but the result takes time whereas a buccal smear result for Barr bodies is available within a few hours. Objective: Assess the usefulness of a buccal smear as an initial investigation for genetic assessment of a baby with a… CONTINUE READING