Mayo Clinic Laboratory and pathology research roundup: January 10

The research roundup provides an overview of the past week’s research from Mayo Clinic Laboratories consultants, including featured abstracts and a complete list of published studies and reviews.

Drug testing in support of the diagnosis of neonatal abstinence syndrome: the current situation

Illicit drug use during pregnancy is a concern worldwide, with many international studies describing attempted strategies to mitigate this problem. Drug misuse during pregnancy is associated with significant maternal as well as perinatal complications, which include a high incidence of stillbirths, fetal distress, neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and increased neonatal mortality. Unfortunately, the identification of a drug-exposed mother or neonate is challenging. 

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