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Citrated blood does not reliably reflect fresh whole blood coagulability in trials of in vitro hemodilution.

Authors
  • Roche, A M
  • James, M F M
  • Grocott, M P W
  • Mythen, M G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anesthesia & Analgesia
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Anesthesia & Analgesia
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Volume
96
Issue
1
Identifiers
PMID: 12505923
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Citration and storage of whole blood markedly alter the Thrombelastograph effects of hemodilution on coagulation. The results of hemodilution studies in which citrated blood has been used to study coagulation may not be reliable.

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