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Capillary and Venous Blood Count Parameters

This study has been completed.
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University of Magdeburg Identifier:
First received: October 20, 2006
Last updated: February 19, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
The purpose of this study is to compare capillary blood count parameters with the corresponding venous samples to verify the hypothesis that capillary and venous blood count parameters are equivalent.

Condition Intervention
Hematological Diseases
Healthy Volunteers
Procedure: blood sampling

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Comparison of Capillary and Venous Blood Count Parameters

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Estimated Enrollment: 250
Detailed Description:
In patients with haematological diseases regular blood count analyses are necessary. In haematology, capillary blood count analyses became established in routine diagnostics. The method and procedure of capillary blood sampling is well accepted by both the patients and the medical personal for a long time. However, only venous values are generally accepted in clinical routine. It is important to know whether or how capillary blood gives discrepant results for the various parameters. Values for therapeutic decisions, e.g. transfusion, are only known for venous values. So far, there are only deficient data available. Therefore, the aim of this study is (i) to compare capillary blood count parameters with the corresponding venous samples to verify the hypothesis that capillary and venous blood count parameters are equivalent, (ii) to include an adequate large number of adult haematological patients (with low and high values) and healthy adults, (iii) to obtain difference values for conversation of measured capillary values into the corresponding venous values.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with haematological diseases ≥18 years
  • Healthy volunteers ≥18 years
  • Informed consent
  • No participation in another study 3 month before and during the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects <18 years
  • Healthy subjects with acute or chronic infections and autoimmune or malignant diseases
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00390988

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Magdeburg
Principal Investigator: Kathleen Jentsch-Ullrich, Dr. University Hospial Magdeburg, Division of Haematoloy/Oncology, Leipziger Str. 44, D-39120 Magdeburg, Germany
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Publications: Identifier: NCT00390988     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MD FME 45/06
Study First Received: October 20, 2006
Last Updated: February 19, 2009

Keywords provided by University of Magdeburg:
blood count
reference values

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Hematologic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017