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Equation of Berlin and Lewis for Estimating Red Blood Cell Volume in an Adult Using Percent Body Fat

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Berlin and Lewis evaluated total red blood cell volume in adults, taking into account different levels of body fat. This can help identify a patient with polycythemia. The authors are from the University of Miami and Hammersmith Hospital in London.

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