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Infant and placenta investigations

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Perinatal mortality

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VIC PMC: For neonatal deaths: Arterial cord pH or cord lactate, venous cord pH, newborn screening, cord blood samples, infant blood group DCT and antibody screen, surface swabs (ear and throat) for microbiological cultures, alternative postmortem such as babygram if no PM, placental microbiological cultures, macroscopic exam of placenta, cord and membranes by clinician, placenta, cord and membrane histopathology, placenta and amnion biopsy for chromosomal analysis, haematological assessment, infant transferrin isoforms if hydropic, radiological reports. Additional for stillbirths: external exam, clinical photographs. QLD PMC: Placental examination includes placenta weight, any abnormalities, whether sent to pathology.

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