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DLCO Adjustment for Hemoglobin Concentration

DLCO = Diffusing capacity of the Lung for Carbon Monoxide)


Required inputs:

Measured DLCO

Date of birth
Day Month Year
Sex

Hemoglobin g/dl






Based on the method of Cotes1,2 as recommended by the American Thoracic Society.

References:
1) J.E. Cotes 1993, Lung Function, 5th Edition., Blackwell Scientific Publications, London
2) J.E. Cotes, J.M. Dabbs, P.C. Elwood, A.M. Hall, A. McDonald, and M.J. Saunders.  Iron-deficiency anaemia: its effects on transfer factor for the lung (diffusing capacity) and ventilation and cardiac frequency during submaximal exercise. Clin. Sci. 42:325-33 (1972).





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