Effect of storage on blood count variables in small samples.

The effects on haematological variables of mail transport, and storage at room temperature and 4 degrees C over a period of 72 h, were observed on 186 'micro' samples of venous and skin puncture blood. White cell, red cell, haemoglobin, MCH and platelet values were sufficiently stable for clinical purposes, but haematocrit, MCV and MCHC values were unstable… CONTINUE READING