International Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering

Volume 1, Issue 2, August 2013

  • Prolong Storage of Blood in EDTA Has an Effect on the Morphology and Osmotic Fragility of Erythrocytes

    Samuel Antwi-Baffour, Elizabeth Quao, Ransford Kyeremeh, Seidu Abdulai Mahmood

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, August 2013
    Pages: 20-23
    Received: 12 December 2013
    Published: 10 January 2014
    Abstract: Blood for various laboratory analyses are commonly kept in ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA). EDTA can however cause morphological and fragility changes in blood cells particularly erythrocytes (RBCs) if the storage is prolonged. This can affect erythrocytes viability and hence their analytical results. The timing between blood sampling and... Show More