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Liley's Method for Amniotic Fluid Bilirubin

Specialty:

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Amniotic fluid becomes more dilute as pregnancy progresses. This means that the bilirubin concentration will tend to decrease as the gestational age increases. Thus a given absorbance reading will have different significance depending on the gestational age of the fetus.

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