Journal article

Determination of haemoglobin derivatives in aged dried blood spot to estimate haematocrit

Rosita Zakaria, Katrina J Allen, Jennifer J Koplin, Nick Crinis, Lidia De Rosa, Peter Roche, Ronda F Greaves

CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE | WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH | Published : 2019

Abstract

Introduction Dried blood spot (DBS) sample applications now encompass analytes related to clinical diagnosis, epidemiological studies, therapeutic drug monitoring, pharmacokinetic and toxicokinetic studies. Haematocrit (Hct) and haemoglobin (Hb) at very high or low concentrations may influence the accuracy of measurement quantification of the DBS sample. In this study, we aimed to predict the Hct of the punched DBS through primary spectrophotometric estimation of its haemoglobin-derivative (Hb-drv) content. Methods Formic acid solution was used to elute Hb-drv content of 3.2 mm spotted blood from its dry matrix. Direct spectrometry measurement was utilised to scan the extracted Hb-drv in the..

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