Dilution of blood with frequently used IV solutions affects whole blood conductivity determinations and thereby decreases hematocrits measured by a POC device relying on this method as compared with spun hematocrit. Conductivity-based hematocrit POC devices should be cautiously interpreted when hemodilution is present.
Anesthesia and analgesia
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610-0254, USA.
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