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Estimating the Amount of Blood in Suctioned Fluid Based on Its Hematocrit

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
General Surgery
Anesthesiology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

It is possible to estimate the amount of patient blood in suctioned fluid that is a mixture of blood with other fluids. Knowing this volume can help to guide blood replacement therapy.

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