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Viscosity of Whole Blood


Blood viscosity is a measurement of the thickness and stickiness of an individual's blood. It is a direct measure of the ability of blood to flow through the blood vessels.

Blood measurement determines how much friction the blood causes against the vessels, how hard the heart has to work to pump the blood through the body, and how much oxygen is delivered to organs and tissues.

Blood viscosity is correlated with all known risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Elevated blood viscosity is a strong independent predictor of cardiovascular events.

Viscosity Table – Measurement data

Temp. [°C] Dyn. Viscosity [mPa.s] Kin. Viscosity [mm²/s]
42 2.35 2.24
41 2.44 2.33
40 2.55 2.43
39 2.63 2.51
38 2.69 2.57
37 2.78 2.65
36 2.82 2.70
35 2.87 2.74

Whole Blood - dynamic viscosity over temperature



Measured with Lovis 2000 M.


Reference Measurement with Lovis 2000 M
Kin. vis. no
Dyn. vis. yes
Density no
Multiple temperatures yes
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