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Current Pediatric Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-3963
ISSN (Online): 1875-6336

Review Article

Cord Blood Sampling - A Review of Umbilical Cord Blood Use for Admission Laboratory Tests in the Immediate Newborn Period

Author(s): Patrick D. Carroll*

Volume 19, Issue 4, 2023

Published on: 21 December, 2022

Page: [371 - 375] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1573396319666221125140556

Price: $65


Historically blood for admission laboratory studies in neonates was obtained through direct neonatal phlebotomy. Over the past decade, there has been a significant increase in studies evaluating the validity and clinical impact of using a cord blood sample for many admission laboratory studies. This article reviews various studies that together suggest that using cord blood samples for admission testing in neonates is both acceptable and beneficial.

Keywords: Iatrogenic blood loss, phlebotomy blood loss, preterm neonates, red blood cell transfusion, umbilical cord blood, neonates.

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