• This article describes a rapid, simple, and inexpensive method for testing the cord blood of infants for the common hemoglobinopathies by electrophoresis using cellulose polycetate strips. In a study of 7,500 umbilical cord blood specimens, 11% were found to contain an abnormal hemoglobin. While the importance of evaluating cord blood in a screening program for hemoglobinopathies is evident, the procedure must be accurate, verified, and followed by proper counseling.
(Am J Dis Child 130:805-806, 1976)
Sexauer CL, Graham HL, Starling KA, Fernbach DJ. A Test for Abnormal Hemoglobins in Umbilical Cord Blood. Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(8):805-806. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120090015003