Table 5.

Estimated hemolysis and final corrected hematocrit

SampleObserved Supernatant [Hb], g/dlEstimated %HemolysisCorrected Hematocrit, %
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