Boer derived equations for blood volume based on height, weight, lean body mass and body surface area.
Blood Volume in liters
height in meters
2.83 * (height)
weight in kg
0.0711 * (kg weight)
BSA in square m
2.68 * (sq meter)
LBM in kg
0.0882 * (kg LBM)
2.46 * (height)
0.0652 * (kg weight)
2.40 * (sq meter)
0.0884 * (kg LBM)
• BSA = body surface area in square meters
• LBM = lean body mass
• Boer's equation for estimating lean body mass from height and weight are given in 02.01.12.
The blood volume can be estimated from lean body mass independent of gender:
0.0883 * (kg LBM)
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Purpose: To estimate a patient's blood volume using the equations of Boer.
Objective: other testing, dosage calculations
ICD-10: C96.9, D50-D53, D55-D59, D60-D64, D70,