Hemolysis in Venipuncture

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Course Objectives

  1. Upon completion of the course, the student is expected to have gained knowledge in the following:
    1. The basic structure and components of red blood cells
    2. The significance of hemolysis as an error in blood collection 
    3. Effects of hemolysis on blood specimens
    4. Common causes of hemolysis in venipuncture 
    5. Differences between in vivo and in vitro hemolysis
    6. Methods for detecting hemolysis in blood specimens

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