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Neonatal osteomyelitis of the calcaneus: complication of heel puncture.
However, transcutaneous techniques for assessing in vivo bilirubin concentrations have been advocated as a more cost-effective and less traumatic alternative to the collection of blood by heel puncture (2, 3).
The samples were collected into heparin-containing, amber-colored containers after heel puncture with a capillary puncture device (Tenderfoot[R]; International Technidyne Corp.