Sep
2002

The novel HemoCue (R) Plasma/Low Hemoglobin System accurately measures small concentrations of three different hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers in plasma.

Lurie F, Jahr JS, Driessen B
Anesth Analg 2002;95(4):870-873.
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Review by : Van der Linden P
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Clinical accuracy and reliability of the currently available Hemocue(R) B-Hemoglobin Photometer has been demonstrated for large concentrations of hemoglobin from human and bovine origin. Using a new version of the Hemocue(R), designed to measure smaller concentrations of hemoglobin, this in vitro study demonstrates that this system accurately measures plasma hemoglobin concentrations ranging from 0.065 to 1.3 g/dL.

– Philippe Van der Linden

This article follows up on a recent publication from the same authors evaluating the HemoCue device to measure hemoglobin levels when hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers are mixed with canine plasma. The results are, in essence, similar, i.e., the HemoCue Plasma/Low Hemoglobin System accurately measures small concentrations of three different HBOCs.

– Jean-Franois Hardy