Red Cell Mass Plasma Volume

* Inform your physician if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

You have been scheduled for a Red Cell Mass/Plasma Volume study which involves the use of a small amount of radioactive material.  The level of radioactivity used is extremely low and has no side effects.

Patient Preparation



This study will last 3 hours.  An I.V. will be placed in each arm (this is used for injecting a small amount of radioactive material and withdrawing blood samples).  The blood samples will be used in calculations of results, and are drawn over the 3-hour time period.


Reviewed and Approved:
Kirk Frey, MD
Robert Ackermann