Hemoglobin screening in prospective blood donors: a comparison of methods.

The microhematocrit (MHCT) (MHCT) of blood obtained by ear lobe puncture (ELP) was found to be higher than that obtained by fingerstick (FS). Using copper sulfate solution to estimate hemoglobin concentration of ELP blood will lead to accepting prospective blood donors that would be rejected by fingerstick obtained samples. Raising the specific gravity of… CONTINUE READING