Am J Perinatol 1990; 7(1): 26-30
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-999439

© 1990 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.

Cord Blood Triglyceridemia in Cases of Placental Insufficiency

Janusz Bartnicki1 , Maciej Szmitkowski2 , Michal Jóźwik3 , Adam Sledziewski3 , Lech Chrostek2 , Jan Urban1
  • 1Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bialystok, Poland
  • 2Department of Biochemical Diagnostics, Institute of Laboratory Diagnostics, Bialystok, Poland
  • 3Department of Perinatology, Institute of Mother and Child, Bialystok, Poland
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04 March 2008 (online)


Cord blood triglyceride concentration increased in cases of placental insufficiency. The significant relationship has been found between elevated triglyceride, decreased Apgar score, and low pH values. We suggest that the measurement of cord blood triglyceridemia might be used as a valuable indicator of chronic fetal distress.