Clinical and Chemical Correlates of the Bilirubin-Binding Capacity in Newborns

Alex F. Robertson, Warren B. Karp, Chantrapa Bunyapen, William Zack Catterton

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We correlated commonly measured clinical and chemical variables in sick neonates to the total bilirubin-binding capacity (TBBC) measured with the peroxidase method. The significant correlations related to the infants’ maturity and degree of illness. The factors having the strongest relation to TBBC were Apgar scores, total plasma albumin and bilirubin levels, gestational age, birth weight, use of ventilatory assistance, and maternal general anesthesia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-528
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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