Table 4.

Hematocrit measurements for nonhemolyzed blood

SampleObserved Hematocrit, %Dilution FactorCorrected Hematocrit for Nonhemolyzed Blood, %
Tube 1: blood + 2.7% NaCl
Tube 2: blood + 0.9% NaCl
Tube 3: blood + 0.45% NaCl
Tube 4: blood + distilled water
Tube 5: blood + isosmotic urea
Tube 6: nonhemolyzed blood