Hb was measured by modification of the cyanmethaemoglobin
method together with a cell-based method.
0ml of cyanmethaemoglobin
was dispensed into a test tube.
Studies in India have shown that as compared to classical cyanmethaemoglobin method, Haemocue overestimates Hb levels (9-13).
NIHFW (32) and NFI (33) undertook operational research studies and demonstrated that in urban primary health care institutions it is possible to screen all pregnant women attending the antenatal OPD for anaemia using cyanmethaemoglobin method.
The laboratory method used in all four MCH centres for determination of haemoglobin concentration was the cyanmethaemoglobin
Hb concentration was determined with the cyanmethaemoglobin
The HbC was determined to assess maternal anaemia using the cyanmethaemoglobin
method described previously (7).
5 mL) were drawn into an EDTA tube and mixed continuously at room temperature for no more than three hours until measurement spectrophotometrically (Novaspec II, Amersham Pharmacia, Uppsala, Sweden) using the cyanmethaemoglobin
Haemoglobin was estimated by cyanmethaemoglobin
method (20) and urine sugar was detected by reagent based Uristic from Bayer Diagnostics, India.
We carried out this study to evaluate the performance of haemoglobin colour scale and palmar pallor against filter paper cyanmethaemoglobin method as screening methods for anaemia in children 635 months of age.
The child was examined for presence of palmar pallor and haemoglobin estimated by haemoglobin colour scale (HCS) and filter paper cyanmethaemoglobin method independently by two persons.
The study consisted of four components: (i) standardization and quality control of Hb estimation by cyanmethaemoglobin
method (14) and reorganization of the antenatal OPD routine to include Hb estimation in all new cases; (ii) Hb estimation in all women coming to the antenatal OPD to assess feasibility of screening all pregnant women for anaemia; (iii) Hb estimation in all women delivering in the hospital to assess association between anaemia and birth weight; (iv) women with Hb level between 5.