An evaluation of the HemoCue for measuring haemoglobin in field studies in Jamaica.

@article{HudsonThomas1994AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of the HemoCue for measuring haemoglobin in field studies in Jamaica.},
  author={M Hudson-Thomas and Kevin Bingham and William Simmons},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1994},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={423-6}
}
The HemoCue system utilizes the principle of oxidation of haemoglobin to hemiglobin by sodium nitrite and the subsequent conversion of hemiglobin to hemiglobinazide by sodium azide. The reagents for these reactions are contained within a small disposable microcuvette of approximately 10 microliters in volume. A venous or capillary sample is introduced into the microcuvette by capillary action and, after reaction with the reagents, the absorbance is read in the HemoCue photometer at 565 and 880… CONTINUE READING