Hematological diagnostics

  • Dorthe Kixmüller
  • Norbert Gässler
  • Ralf Junker


In hematology, POCT is clinically important for rapid near-patient diagnostics. As part of blood gas analysis (BGA), the isolated determination of Hct and Hb provides adequate patient monitoring and is thus an integrated component used during surgeries and on intensive care units. By contrast, the overall determination of blood count without or with the differentiation of leukocytes (small and/or complete blood count) is primarily the task of central laboratories at hospitals or physician’s offices specialized in laboratory medicine and is generally performed without POCT on fully automated hematology analyzers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorthe Kixmüller
    • 1
  • Norbert Gässler
    • 2
  • Ralf Junker
    • 3
  1. 1.Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein/ Campus KielInstitut für Klinische ChemieKielGermany
  2. 2.Zentrum für Labordiagnostik, St. Bernward-KrankenhausHildesheimGermany
  3. 3.Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-HolsteinInstitut für Klinische ChemieKielGermany

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