70-year old female patient with mismatch between hematocrit and hemoglobin values: the effects of cold agglutinin on complete blood count

@inproceedings{Ercan201470yearOF,
  title={70-year old female patient with mismatch between hematocrit and hemoglobin values: the effects of cold agglutinin on complete blood count},
  author={Şerif Ercan and Mustafa Çalışkan and Erhan Koptur},
  booktitle={Biochemia medica},
  year={2014}
}
INTRODUCTION There are a number of pre-analytical and analytical factors, which cause false results in the complete blood count. The present case identifies cold agglutinins as the cause for the mismatch between hematocrit and hemoglobin values. MATERIALS AND METHODS 70-year old female patient had a history of cerebrovascular diseases and rheumatoid arthritis. During routine laboratory examination, the patient had normal leukocyte and platelet counts; however, the hemoglobin (Hb: 105 g/L) and… CONTINUE READING

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