Convenience of Hgb-O detected by optical method in XN-series hematology analyzers in evaluating hemoglobin concentration in samples with chylous turbidity

Yu Aruga, Chiaki Ikeda, Arisa Hanai, Sakiko Yoshimura, Momoko Kito, Satoe Miyaki, Misato Tsubokura, Yuka Yasuno, Chiaki Hayashi, Motoi Miyakoshi, Takahiro Nishino, Kimihiko Kawamura, Hiromichi Matsushita

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Abstract

The chylous turbidity of blood samples is one of the causes of false-high hemoglobin (Hgb) concentration measurements by the colorimetric method, which has been widely applied in hematology analyzers. In such cases, additional manual procedures are required to correct Hgb concentrations. We therefore examined the effectiveness of an optical method for measuring Hgb concentrations in samples with chylous turbidity using Hgb-O in the reticulocyte channel equipped in XN-series analyzers (Sysmex, Kobe, Japan). Hgb-O showed excellent basic performance, including linear correlation and invariability with sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)-Hgb detected by the colorimetric method. In the analysis of samples from healthy volunteers supplemented with fat emulsion, chylous turbidity did not affect Hgb-O but SLS-Hgb, which was falsely increased according to the dose of fat emulsion. Actually, SLS-Hgb was falsely elevated in 34 of 40 chylous turbidity 3+ samples. The remaining 6 samples were measured in hematology analyzers where Hgb-O was inconsistent with SLS-Hgb in the internal quality control records. For these samples, the correction factors calculated from the internal quality control records could contribute to providing the corrected Hgb-O value. These findings suggested that the optical method was effective and convenient for accurately evaluating Hgb concentrations in samples with extremely chylous turbidity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number14978
JournalScientific reports
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Dec
Externally publishedYes

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