Optical Investigation of Hematocrit Level in Human Blood
M. Jedrzejewska-Szczerska and M. Gnyba
Department of Optoelectronics and Electronics Systems, Gdańsk University of Technology, G. Narutowicza 11/12, Gdańsk 80-233, Poland
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In this paper use of selected optical methods of a hematocrit measurement has been presented. Elaborated methods have numerous advantages: relatively simple configurations, potentially low cost and high resolution. Investigation confirmed their ability to determine the hematocrit value with appropriate measurement accuracy. Furthermore, simultaneous use of complementary optical methods can substantially increase measurement reliability, because low-coherence interferometric measurement is based on physical (mainly optical) properties of the investigated object, while Raman spectroscopy is based on study of its molecular composition.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.120.642
PACS numbers: 42.79.-e, 42.81.Pa