Studies on the quality of specimens obtained by skin puncture of children 1. Tendency to hemolysis, and hemoglobin and tissue fluid as contaminants.

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When preferred skin-puncture and blood-collecting techniques were used, the mean artifactually produced hemoglobin in 417 samples of plasma from pediatric patients was 260 mg/L. Highest values occurred exclusively in newborns, 0 to 13 days old (n = 176; mean, 390 mg/L), one-third of whom were premature. The highest value was 1470 mg/L. Only 3% of the… (More)

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@article{Meites1981StudiesOT, title={Studies on the quality of specimens obtained by skin puncture of children 1. Tendency to hemolysis, and hemoglobin and tissue fluid as contaminants.}, author={Samuel Meites and S S Lin and Carleen M Thompson}, journal={Clinical chemistry}, year={1981}, volume={27 6}, pages={875-8} }