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Blood from heparin tubes is an acceptable alternative to assess hematocrit determination

Jean-David Pekar EMAIL logo , Thomas Carpentier , Patrice Maboudou and Guillaume Grzych
Keywords: EDTA; hematocrit; heparin
  1. Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: The study population consisted of all patients undergoing routine laboratory testing at Lille University Hospital. Patients received detailed information that their clinical data and/or residual blood samples after routine testing had been completed could be used for research purposes. All data were retrieved from the human biological database previously authorized by the French Ministry of Research (No. DC-2008-642). Therefore, no written informed consent was needed for this study.

  3. Employment or leadership: None declared.

  4. Honorarium: None declared.

  5. Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.


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Published Online: 2019-03-23
Published in Print: 2019-09-25

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