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Advancing the Accuracy of Platelet Aggregation Testing through Dedicated Centrifugation Technology

Bio/Data Corporation offers the PDQ Platelet Function Centrifuges that is designed to prepare samples for platelet aggregation and function tests in a rapid and repeatable manner. This centrifuge is optimized to ensure consistent sample quality, making the PDQ a suitable choice for use alongside the PAP-8E Platelet Aggregometer.

PDQ®, Platelet
Function Centrifuge
PDQ Platelet Centrifuge

Catalog # 106842

Platelet centrifuges, also known as platelet function centrifuges, are specialized laboratory equipment used in the field of hematology and clinical diagnostics. These centrifuges are designed to prepare blood samples for platelet aggregation tests, which are essential for understanding how well platelets in the blood function and respond to various agonists.  To perform platelet aggregation tests, blood samples need to be carefully prepared to obtain Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). Platelet centrifuges are used to separate platelets from whole blood or Platelet-Poor Plasma (PPP). The resulting PRP contains a higher concentration of platelets, which is necessary for accurate aggregation testing.

Platelet centrifuges are specifically designed for the rapid and gentle separation of blood components. These centrifuges are optimized to provide a consistent and reliable way to prepare PRP. Key features of platelet centrifuges may include programmable settings for speed and time, and the ability to handle small sample volumes.  Consistency in sample preparation is crucial for obtaining reliable and reproducible platelet aggregation test results. Even slight variations in sample quality or platelet concentration can lead to inconsistent or inaccurate data. Platelet centrifuges play a critical role in ensuring that the PRP obtained for testing is consistent and of high quality.

Platelet centrifuges are often used in conjunction with platelet aggregometers. Platelet aggregometers are specialized instruments that monitor and record changes in light transmission as platelets aggregate in response to agonists. The combination of the reliable PDQ Platelet Function Centrifuge and the advanced PAP-8E Platelet Aggregometer helps ensure precise and meaningful platelet aggregation test results.

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