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Diagnosis of meconium aspiration by spectrophotometric analysis of urine.
  1. M Dehan,
  2. J Francoual,
  3. A Londenbaum

    Abstract

    The first urine passed by a newborn infant who has inhaled meconium or meconium-stained amniotic fluid often contains a dark-coloured water-soluble substance, recognisable spectrophotometrically by an absorption band at about 405 nm. Spectrophotometric analysis of the first urine can in this way be used to diagnose preceding meconium aspiration.

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