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Is there a point in preserving contaminated cord blood sample

Hi,
A sample of cord blood taken during the birth of our daughter was found to be contaminated with the following bacteria: Enterococcus faecalis and Staphylococcus epidermidis.
Can a contaminated sample be used after some treatment with antibiotics or some other method? Has a contaminated cord blood ever been used successfully in the past?
Is there any point in keeping the sample? (The implication of keeping the sample is a substantial cost).
Will be grateful for any knowledge based insight.
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replied November 24th, 2014
Hi,
Welcome to ehalthforum,
For cord blood banking, sample taken should be clean and taken using aseptic measures. If the sample has been proven to be contaminated then it could result in infection of the recipient. Discuss about the risks and benefits associated and then proceed with taking further decision.
Take care.



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