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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1998 Jan 30;118(3):414-5.

[Routine determination of both hemoglobin and hematocrit is not necessary].

[Article in Norwegian]

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Klinisk kjemisk laboratorium, Diakonhjemmets sykehus, Oslo.


It is a well known fact that the haemoglobin concentration and haematocrit vary in proportion to one another in most clinical situations. Therefore routine, simultaneous measurement should not be necessary. In 400 consecutive patients' blood samples, a strong correlation between the two variables is demonstrated. Routine, simultaneous measurement of the haemoglobin concentration and haematocrit increases the workload and should be avoided.

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