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Astrup's micro method

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An indirect (interpolation) method for measuring the acid-base status of the blood. Only three drops of blood are necessary for determining several parameters, like pH and pCO2, etc.


  • Astrup, K. Jørgensen, O. S. Andersen, K. Engl:
    The acid-base metabolism, a new approach.
    Lancet, London, 1960, I: 1035-1039.
  • P. Astrup, K. Jørgensen, O. S. Andersen, K. Engl:
    A micromethod for determination of pH, carbon dioxide tension, base excess and standard bicarbonate in capillary blood.
    The Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, Oxford, 1960; 12: 172-176.

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