What is Hemoconcentration & How to Prevent It | Phlebotomy Now

Phlebotomy Now provides a detailed guide on hemoconcentration, a condition where there is an abnormally high concentration of red blood cells and other elements in the blood due to decreased plasma volume. It explains how hemoconcentration can affect blood test accuracy, its common causes during phlebotomy (such as patient posture, prolonged tourniquet application, and fist pumping), and strategies for prevention. The page aims to help phlebotomists ensure the integrity of blood samples and improve patient care.