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Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 141, Issue 1, pp 61–68 | Cite as

An apparatus for producing and monitoring platelet aggregation in whole blood

  • N. Clarke
  • T. Moriarty
  • B. P. Woods
Article

Summary

AN apparatus is described in which whole blood may be submitted to controlled turbulence and shear in a circular transparent rotor chamber.

When this blood is subsequently spun in the rotor chamber the red cells and any clumps of platelets are centrifuged outwards leaving an inner zone of platelet-poor plasma through which a light beam may be passed thus enabling the degree of platelet aggregation to be assessed.

Keywords

Platelet Aggregation IRISH Journal Platelet Volume Plasma Zone Drive Belt 
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© Springer 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Clarke
    • 1
  • T. Moriarty
    • 1
  • B. P. Woods
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Pathology and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity CollegeDublinIreland

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