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Hemoglobin Bassett Produces Low Pulse Oximeter and Co-oximeter Readings*

Arvind Das, MD; Sameer Sinha; James D. Hoyer, MD
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*From the Department of Medicine (Dr. Das), UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ; University of Connecticut (Mr. Sinha), Storrs, CT; and Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (Dr. Hoyer), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Correspondence to: Arvind Das, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 81 Veronica Ave, Suite 201, Somerset, NJ 08873; e-mail: arvind_das@hotmail.com



Chest. 2007;131(4):1242-1244. doi:10.1378/chest.06-1310
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Variant hemoglobins can have altered oxygen affinity and can produce changes in oximeter readings. We present a case of hemoglobin Bassett, a possible cause of low pulse oximeter and co-oximeter readings in a 63-year-old woman.

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