Wennesland et al developed several equations for predicting the blood volume in adult males. The authors are from the University of California San Francisco and University of California at Berkeley.
NOTE: The authors are the same as in the next section.
Subjects were adult males mostly in their 20's and 30's.
blood volume in mL =
= (52.1 * (body height in cm)) - 4700
= (41 * (body weight in kg)) + 1530
= (28.5 * (height in cm)) + (31.6 * (weight in kg)) - 2820
= (3140 * (BSA in square meter)) - 1410
The parameters for these equations are the summations for the parameters in the equations for plasma volume and red cell volume by the same authors, below.
• The standard deviations were from 360 to 450 mL.
• The coefficients of variation range from 8.1 to 10.1%.
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Purpose: To estimate an adult male's blood volume using the equations of Wennesland et al.
Objective: other testing, dosage calculations
ICD-10: C96.9, D50-D53, D55-D59, D60-D64, D70,