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Methods of Blood Glucose Assay

The technique of blood glucose determination must be considered because different methods vary in specificity and sensitivity to glucose. The blood specimen itself is important; according to several reports (and my own experience), during each hour of standing at room temperature, whole blood glucose values decrease about 10 mg/100 ml unless a preservative is added. […]

Hematocrit (Hct)

After centrifugation, the height of the RBC column is measured and compared with the height of the column of original whole blood. The percentage of RBC mass to original blood volume is the Hct. Anticoagulated whole blood is centrifuged in a special tube. Since whole blood is made up essentially of RBC and plasma, the […]