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Rom J Leg Med23(2)106-108(2015)
DOI:10.4323/rjlm.2015.106
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Squeezed splenic blood sampling as an alternative method for carboxyhemoglobin measurement

N. Tanaka, H. Kinoshita, M. Jamal, A. Takakura, M. Kumihashi, N. Miyatake, K. Ameno


Abstract: Measurement of carboxyhemoglobin (CO-Hb) saturation in postmortem blood is important for diagnosing carbon monoxide poisoning or fire-related death. We discuss here the usefulness of squeezed splenic blood (SSB) as an alternative specimen for CO-Hb measurement. CO-Hb in SSB and femoral venous blood samples showed a good correlation. SSB appears suitable as an alternative specimen for CO-Hb measurement
Keywords: carboxyhemoglobin; alternative sample; squeezed splenic blood.



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