Table 2 : Erythrocyte damage in the RBC following use of potassium adsorption
filters using methods A and B.


  Irradiated
RBC #1
Irradiated
RBC #2
Irradiated
RBC #3
Saline-filled method
(A) method
Pre-PAF      
Free hemoglobin (mg/dL) 12.3±2.3 42.3±0.8 10.0±0.4
LD (IU/L) 42.3±0.9 112.8±1.7 48.0±0.7
Post-PAF      
Free hemoglobin (mg/dL) 12.3±0.3 44.2±0.5 10.8±0.5
LD (IU/L) 47.5±4.1 125.8±1.5* 47.0±0.8
Saline-removed method
(B) method
Pre-PAF      
Free hemoglobin (mg/dL) 12.7±1.1 67.3±0.8 12.0±0.4
LD (IU/L) 47.8±0.75 193.5±0.9 51.0±0.0
Post-PAF      
Free hemoglobin (mg/dL) 17.5±0.3* 82.0±1.1* 14.0±0.4*
LD (IU/L) 55.5±0.3* 272.2±5.4* 60.2±2.6*

RBC: Red blood cell solution; Data represent the means±standard errors.;
*:p<0.05 vs. values from the sample prior to passing through the PAF.

Fujita et al.Medical Instrumentation  2016 4:1DOI : 10.7243/2052-6962-4-1