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Sex chromatin positive cells in the buccal smears of normal newborn females

Authors:Usha Verma, D S Chowdhary, Sudha Chhabra
Int J Biol Med Res. 2013; 4(3): 3317-3319  |  PDF File


The present study has been conducted on normal 100 newborn females, born at Umaid Hospital, Dr. S. N. Medical College, Jodhpur (Rajasthan). The aim of the study was to find out frequency of sex chromatin positive cells in buccal smear of normal newborn females and their relation with the birth weight. The slides were prepared from the buccal smears and stained by the Carbol Fuschin method. The sex chromatin bodies were present in range of 3-11% with an average of 6.5% ± 0.3%. We found no relation between the number of sex chromatin positive cells and the birth weight of newborn females.