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Acta bioquímica clínica latinoamericana

Print version ISSN 0325-2957On-line version ISSN 1851-6114


EIK, Luciana Carmen et al. Hemolysis interference study in determination of total bilirubin. Acta bioquím. clín. latinoam. [online]. 2017, vol.51, n.1, pp.7-15. ISSN 0325-2957.

Hemolysis is a common cause for rejection of samples that generates a negative bias in total bilirubin (TB) determination. The objectives of this study were to determine the hemolysis degree (HD) to replace the subjective visual inspection, to establish the extent of their interference and to meet the initial hemoglobin concentration from which clinically relevant interference (CRI) occurs. Sera was collected at different TB concentrations.Hemolysate was prepared to generate different concentrations of interfering. TB was quantified by dichlorophenyldiazonium method in sera with several hemoglobin concentrations, and DH was determined by measuring absorbance at 578 nm (Abs578). CRI was considered when it exceeded the maximum desirable inaccuracy. For each TB level, the maximum acceptable concentration of hemoglobin (CHbmáx acceptable) above which ICR is considered was determined.The Abs578 made it possible to define four DH (DH1, DH2, DH3 and DH4). The CHbmax acceptable was determined for each level of TB from the interferograms; it showed a linear increase with TB. From 14,8 mg/dL BT, CRI was not found in the ranges studied. The DH makes it possible to have objective behaviours in hemolyzed samples according to the proposed algorithm.

Keywords : Bilirubin; Interference; Hemolysis; Hemoglobin.

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