1: Saudi Med J. 2002 Aug;23(8):943-6. Links

The inter-relationship hematological parameters between Saudi newborns and parents.

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh 11472, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. maddar2001@hotmail.com

OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship of the hematological parameters between Saudi newborns and their parents. METHODS: This study was carried out at King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, over a one-year period. Venous blood samples were taken from 82 healthy Saudi pregnant women in labor at full term, their husbands, and umbilical cord blood after delivery. Estimation of the hematological indices, in addition to transferrin level were performed. RESULTS: A statistically significant correlation was found between parents and cord blood with regards to red blood count, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobulin, mean corpuscular hemoglobulin concentration and packed cell volume, while no correlation was found with hemoglobulin and transferrin. CONCLUSION: Some of the hematological indices could be mainly genetically determined including red blood count, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobulin concentration, and packed cell volume as significant correlation was found between parents and their newborns while hemoglobulin and transferrin levels were not as these variables are mainly affected by environmental factors.

PMID: 12235468 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]