Hematological profile of pregnant women in southwest of Nigeria

Hematological profile of pregnant women in southwest of Nigeria

Author by Mrs. Adewoyin Osonuga

Journal/Publisher: Asian Pacific Journal Of Tropical Disease

Volume/Edition: 3

Language: English

Pages: 232 - 234

Abstract

Objective

To evaluate the values of some major hematological parameters at different trimesters of pregnancy.

Methods

The research involved 33 healthy pregnant women as the study group and 11 non-pregnant women as control. The age range of these women was 20-40 years. Ethical approval was obtained from Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu. Three milliliters of venous blood collected from the median cubital vein with minimum stasis were put into K+EDTA bottle. The blood was properly mixed and analyzed for packed cell volume (PCV), total white cell count, differential counts and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). Hematology was done according to standard methods.

Results

The result showed that study group exhibited statistically significant lower values of PCV, monocyte and lymphocyte while WBC, eosinophil and ESR were not significantly changed. There was no significant …


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