Re: [Histonet] Reaction between Haemoglobin and acetic acid

From:Rene J Buesa

In dilute solution (1%) acetic acid destroys red blood cells to facilitate the examination of white blood cells. At this conc. it separates the dermis from the epidermis.
  René J.

Tony Henwood  wrote:
  Hi all,

I have been asked what is the altered haemoglobin called that results
from the treatment of tissues with acetic acid.
All I could think of was that carbon monoxide reacts with haemoglobin to
form carboxyhemoglobin.

Any ideas?


Tony Henwood JP, MSc, BAppSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager & Senior Scientist
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