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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8-9  

Comparative study of hemoglobin estimated by Drabkin俟Q製 and Sahli俟Q製 methods.

P Balasubramaniam, A Malathi 
 Department of Physiology, L.T.M.M. College, Sion, Bombay.

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P Balasubramaniam
Department of Physiology, L.T.M.M. College, Sion, Bombay.

Hemoglobin was estimated by Sahli俟Q製 and Drabkin俟Q製 method in samples collected by finger prick and venepuncture. Statistical analysis revealed a significant difference in the hemoglobin values obtained by the two methods (P less than .01 & P less than .05 respectively). Sahli俟Q製 method carried out by two different groups of workers in samples of blood collected by venepuncture showed statistically significant difference (P less than .001). This could be due to the inbuilt errors of Sahli俟Q製 method including a subjective bias due to visual comparison. When same samples were subjected to Drabkin俟Q製 method by the same group of workers no significant difference in the results were obtained (P less than .05). This is due to reliability of the Drabkins method. The aim of this comparative study of hemoglobin estimation by Sahli俟Q製 and Drabkin俟Q製 methods is to emphasize the sensitivity and reliability of Drabkin俟Q製 over Sahli俟Q製 and utility of Drabkin俟Q製 method in undergraduate teaching schedule.


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Balasubramaniam P, Malathi A. Comparative study of hemoglobin estimated by Drabkin's and Sahli's methods. J Postgrad Med 1992;38:8-9


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Balasubramaniam P, Malathi A. Comparative study of hemoglobin estimated by Drabkin's and Sahli's methods. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1992 [cited 2019 Nov 14 ];38:8-9
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