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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183058
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Umbilical Cord Blood for Newborn DNA Identification
Author(s):
Crouch, Suzanne; Beiser, Sharon O.
Author Details:
Suznne Crouch, Ed.D, MSN, ARNP, RN-BC, email: scrouch2@fau.edu; Sharon O. Beiser, BSN, RNC
Abstract:
Purpose: The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children recommends that a DNA sample of a newborn be used for identification purposes. At hospitals throughout the country, a newborn heel stick is commonly used to obtain the blood specimen for a newborn DNA sample. This study explored the use of umbilical cord blood for newborn DNA identification rather than newborn heel stick blood. The objective of the study was to compare umbilical cord blood with newborn heel stick blood to determine if umbilical cord blood is a valid source of newborn DNA.

Method: Two hundred sixty-eight participants (134 infants and 134 mothers) participated in the comparison study. Blood samples were collected from each newborn utilizing the umbilical cord and a heel stick. Blood samples were obtained from each mother using a finger stick. Blood samples were collected in the delivery room prior to the mother and newborn being separated. Samples were placed on gene cards, and shipped to the University of North Texas Health Science Center for DNA analysis. Computerized short tandem repeat analysis identified positive matches between the cord blood and heel stick samples.

Findings: The genetic profile obtained from the cord blood sample matched the profile of the newborn heel stick sample in each of the 134 sets. Results indicate that umbilical cord blood is a valid source of newborn DNA as the genetic profile of cord blood is identical to that of the newborn heel stick sample.

Discussion: The genetic profile obtained from cord blood samples can be used to identify the newborn unambiguously replacing the current method of newborn foot printing. Obtaining a cord blood sample is a non invasive method for the newborn that provides a DNA sample that can be used to identify the child throughout his or her life.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Magnet Hospitals of Florida; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Kissimmee, Florida
Description:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUmbilical Cord Blood for Newborn DNA Identificationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCrouch, Suzanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorBeiser, Sharon O.en_US
dc.author.detailsSuznne Crouch, Ed.D, MSN, ARNP, RN-BC, email: scrouch2@fau.edu; Sharon O. Beiser, BSN, RNCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183058-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The National Center for Missing &amp; Exploited Children recommends that a DNA sample of a newborn be used for identification purposes. At hospitals throughout the country, a newborn heel stick is commonly used to obtain the blood specimen for a newborn DNA sample. This study explored the use of umbilical cord blood for newborn DNA identification rather than newborn heel stick blood. The objective of the study was to compare umbilical cord blood with newborn heel stick blood to determine if umbilical cord blood is a valid source of newborn DNA. <br/><br/>Method: Two hundred sixty-eight participants (134 infants and 134 mothers) participated in the comparison study. Blood samples were collected from each newborn utilizing the umbilical cord and a heel stick. Blood samples were obtained from each mother using a finger stick. Blood samples were collected in the delivery room prior to the mother and newborn being separated. Samples were placed on gene cards, and shipped to the University of North Texas Health Science Center for DNA analysis. Computerized short tandem repeat analysis identified positive matches between the cord blood and heel stick samples. <br/><br/>Findings: The genetic profile obtained from the cord blood sample matched the profile of the newborn heel stick sample in each of the 134 sets. Results indicate that umbilical cord blood is a valid source of newborn DNA as the genetic profile of cord blood is identical to that of the newborn heel stick sample. <br/><br/>Discussion: The genetic profile obtained from cord blood samples can be used to identify the newborn unambiguously replacing the current method of newborn foot printing. Obtaining a cord blood sample is a non invasive method for the newborn that provides a DNA sample that can be used to identify the child throughout his or her life.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:12:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:12:46Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostMagnet Hospitals of Floridaen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationKissimmee, Floridaen_US
dc.description6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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