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EXPERIMENT INFORMATION

In-flight Evaluation of a Portable Clinical Blood Analyzer (DSO 492)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Clinical medicine
Metabolism and nutrition
Renal, fluid and electrolyte physiology
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Description
OBJECTIVES:
Research on human adaptation to microgravity often involves storing blood samples for later analysis on Earth. Immediate, inflight analysis would make results available during a mission and would avoid the need for refrigeration or freezing and the possibility of deterioration of the samples. The objective of this hardware study was to test a portable device for inflight analysis of blood samples.


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Publications
Lane HW, Whitson PA, Putcha L, Baker E, Smith SM, Stewart K, Gretebeck RJ, Nimmagudda RR, Schoeller DA, Davis-Street J, Pietrzyk RA, DeKerlegand DE, Pak CYC, Bourne DWA. Regulatory physiology. In: Sawin CF, Taylor GR, Smith WL, editors. Extended Duration Orbiter Medical Project final report 1989-1995. Houston: NASA Johnson Space Center, 1999:2-1--2-10.

Smith SM, Davis-Street JE, Fontenot TB, Lane HW. Assessment of a portable clinical blood analyzer during space flight. Clin Chem 1997;43:1056-65.[pubmed.gov]

Keywords
Blood chemical analysis
Blood specimen collection
Electrolytes
Biosensing techniques
Point of care systems

Data Information
Data Availability
Archive is complete. All data sets are on the Web site.
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Parameters
Calcium, ionized
Glucose
Hematocrit
pH
Potassium
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
STS-62 03/04/1994 03/18/1994 14 days
STS-63 02/03/1995 02/11/1995 8 days
STS-69 09/07/1995 09/18/1995 11 days
STS-71 06/27/1995 07/07/1995 10 days
STS-72 01/11/1996 01/20/1996 9 days
STS-75 02/22/1996 03/09/1996 16 days

Additional Information
Co-Investigators
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Pamela A. Bieri
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)