oa South African Medical Journal - A method for the estimation of blood volume : a preliminary report

Volume 27, Issue 20
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Methods of estimating blood volume have been outlined briefly. A method of estimating blood volume by using dextran 6% in saline has been descriptionbed. It is suggested that this method may have some advantages over the use of dyes. However, further work is necessary before it can be advocated for general use and, in addition, it proves rather too laborious for routine use.

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