Analysis of cellular blood components

  • Dorthe Kixmüller
  • Ralf Junker


The range of hematological measurements using POCT spans from singular determinations of the hemoglobin (Hb) concentration across blood gas analysis (BGA) of hematological variables like Hb and hematocrit (Hct) up to complete blood counts taken on POCT blood count analyzers. The term “blood count” refers to the differential quantification of erythrocytes (or red blood cells, RBC), leukocytes (white blood cells, WBC) (including a differentiation into granulocytes, lymphocytes and monocytes) and thrombocytes (platelets).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorthe Kixmüller
    • 1
  • Ralf Junker
    • 2
  1. 1.Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein/ Campus KielInstitut für Klinische ChemieKielGermany
  2. 2.Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-HolsteinInstitut für Klinische ChemieKielGermany

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