COMPREHENSIVE RESEARCH ON HB ESTIMATION BY SAHLI‚??S AND AUTOMATED METHOD

Abstract

Varsha K1, Ambika Vazhuthakat2

BACKGROUND
Deficiency of Haemoglobin leads to anaemia. There are different methods of Hb estimation. Of these Sahli’s method is one of the most acceptable visual method while automated method is more sensitive and reliable method. This work is an attempt to compare the Sahli’s method (manual method) and automated method of haemoglobin estimation and thereby to check reliability of Sahli’s method.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
This was a case control study and was carried out in government medical college, Kozhikode. A total of 30 cases in March 2016 were taken for evaluation.
RESULTS
The results of all the 30 samples by Sahli’s and automated method were entered in a table and analysis done by descriptive statistics.
CONCLUSION
Haemoglobin concentration determined by Sahli’s method is as reliable as automated method and in a developing country like India Sahli’s method can be used as a common method for the estimation of haemoglobin.

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