MEASUREMENT OF TOTAL BODY HEMOGLOBIN BY BLOODLESS TECHNICS.
MIAMI VALLEY HOSPITAL DAYTON OHIO DEPT OF RESEARCH
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The theory and methodology for the determination of total body hemoglobin by Sjostrands closed breathing technic were evaluated. The results show that it is possible to determine total body hemoglobin from the measurement of alveolar carbon monoxide concentrations. A system for closed breathing measurement was designed and assembled, to permit continuous monitoring of alveolar carbon monoxide and oxygen. Improvements in this system are suggested so that total body hemoglobin may be read out directly, from the determinations of alveolar carbon monoxide concentrations, by means of a sensitive infrared analyzer. Such measurements of total body hemoglobin have a high correlation coefficient with measurements of total body hemoglobin made by the Risa radioiodinated serum albumin blood volume technic. Author