Boer derived equations for plasma volume based on height, weight, lean body mass and body surface area.
Plasma Volume in liters
height in meters
1.76 * (height)
weight in kg
0.0443 * (kg weight)
BSA in square m
1.67 * (sq meter)
LBM in kg
0.055 * (kg LBM)
1.61 * (height)
0.0427 * (kg weight)
1.57 * (sq meter)
0.0579 * (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 plasma volume can be estimated from lean body mass independent of gender:
0.0562 * (kg LBM)
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Purpose: To estimate a patient's plasma volume using the equations of Boer.
Objective: other testing, dosage calculations
ICD-10: C96.9, D50-D53, D55-D59, D60-D64, D70,