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Leaving a tourniquet on for too long can have a variety of effects that can affect the interpretation of blood test results.
 

Prolonged Tourniquet Application

 
 

Overview

  • Leaving a tourniquet on for too long can have a variety of effects that can affect the interpretation of blood test results.
    • Effects on Blood Results

    • Haemoconcentration - water and certain solutes extravasate into the extracellular space
    • Elevated lactate
    • Elevated total protein, AST, lipids, cholesterol and iron
Last updated on November 27th, 2019
 
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