Single cell spectroscopy of red blood cells in intravenous crystalloid fluids

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Crystalloid fluids, a subset of intravenous (IV) fluid solutions are commonly used in clinical settings. The influence of these fluids on the functions of blood components are least explored. Raman spectroscopy combined with optical trapping has been widely used to evaluate the impact of external stress agents on red blood cells. The present study investigates the impact of commonly used crystalloid fluids on red blood cells in comparison with that of blood plasma using Raman Tweezers spectroscopy. The red blood cells suspended in crystalloid fluids undergo deoxygenation readily than that in blood plasma. In addition, cells in blood plasma were able to withstand laser induced deoxygenation comparatively better than that in crystalloid fluids at higher laser powers. Principle component analysis of the Raman spectral data has clearly demonstrated the discrimination of cells in plasma with that of crystalloid fluids demonstrating the effect of external induced stress on RBCs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number119726
JournalSpectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Publication statusPublished - 05-08-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Spectroscopy


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