Composition of the amniotic fluid and maternal serum in pregnancy☆
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R.J. Benzie - No affiliation found
1974/07/15 Full-length article DOI: 10.1016/0002-9378(74)90093-3
Journal: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
AbstractThe following parameters in maternal serum and amniotic fluid were simultaneously estimated at varying periods of gestation by manual and automated techniques in 252 samples: bilirubin, sodium, potassium, chloride, total CO2, urea nitrogen, glucose, uric acid, creatinine, total protein, albumin, osmolality, alkaline phosphatase, acid phosphatase, lactic dehydrogenase, hydroxybutyric dehydrogenase, and creatine kinase. Analysis of the results established norms for several parameters and indicated areas of difference from results of other workers. Emphasis is placed on the need for further biochemical studies of this nature.
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