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The alkaline hematin method for measuring menstrual blood loss--a modification and its clinical use in menorrhagia.
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PMID:  3770285     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Direct measurement of menstrual blood loss is the only reliable basis of the diagnosis 'menorrhagia'. We describe modifications of the alkaline hematin method for measuring menstrual blood loss (MBL) which improve the recovery rate from 89 to 98% and make the method more suitable for routine laboratory use. Using this modified method, 5 out of 21 patients (24%) complaining of menorrhagia and scheduled for hysterectomy had an MBL less than 80 ml, which is the upper level of normal MBL.
M A van Eijkeren; P C Scholten; G C Christiaens; G P Alsbach; A A Haspels
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1986 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-09     Completed Date:  1986-12-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Hemin / analysis
Menorrhagia / diagnosis*
Menstrual Hygiene Products
Preoperative Care
Spectrophotometry / methods
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