Determination of plasma volume and total blood volume using indocyanine green: a short review

J Med. 1993;24(1):10-27.


Rapid blood and plasma volume measurements gain increasing interest in order to avoid unnecessary blood transfusions. Only the indocyanine green method seems to satisfy the demand for a fast, safe and reproducible bedside method. We summarized older and newer experiences with this method, and also summarized the results for practical application.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Volume Determination / methods*
  • Blood Volume*
  • Humans
  • Indocyanine Green* / administration & dosage
  • Indocyanine Green* / metabolism
  • Plasma Volume


  • Indocyanine Green