An apparatus for producing and monitoring platelet aggregation in whole blood
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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.
KeywordsPlatelet Aggregation IRISH Journal Platelet Volume Plasma Zone Drive Belt
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