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American Journal of Biomedical Research. 2014, 2(4), 67-69
DOI: 10.12691/ajbr-2-4-2
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Impedance of Results Using Lithium Heparin to Plain Tubes for Ionized Calcium

T Sudhakar1, Sabitha Kandi2, B venugopal2, K. Bhagwan Reddy3, Md. Rafi2, Raj kumar2 and K. V. Ramana4,

1Department of Biochemistry, HOD lab in-charge, Apollo Reach Hospital, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India

2Department of Biochemistry, Chalmeda Anadrao Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, India

3Department of Biochemistry, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, India

4Department of Microbiology, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, India

Pub. Date: November 12, 2014

Cite this paper:
T Sudhakar, Sabitha Kandi, B venugopal, K. Bhagwan Reddy, Md. Rafi, Raj kumar and K. V. Ramana. Impedance of Results Using Lithium Heparin to Plain Tubes for Ionized Calcium. American Journal of Biomedical Research. 2014; 2(4):67-69. doi: 10.12691/ajbr-2-4-2


The study was conducted to evaluate the differences in results obtained for assays of ionized calcium (iCa+2) by plain and heparinised blood sample and observe for any errors in values done by ion selective electrode (ISE) method and to determine which of the collection methods could be ideal and reliable. 49 samples of heparinised and 31 plain blood samples were analyzed at lab services, Apollo Reach hospital, Karimnagar, Telangana state for iCa+2 by ISE method using radiometer analyzer and the differences in data were documented statistically by calculating the mean and SD. The results of the study showed statistically significant difference in values of iCa+2 when blood was collected in plain tube (4.7±0.2) and with heparinised collection (4.4±0.3). It appears in the study that plain tube collection for the assay is ideal.

iCa+2 calcium-neutralized lithium zinc heparin (CNLZ) heparinised and plain tube for iCa+2 iCa+2by ion selective electrode (ISE) method

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