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Annals of Biomedical Engineering

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 335–346 | Cite as

Platelet adhesion determination in whole blood using a simple stagnation flow method

  • Yaacov Berkovitch
  • Abraham Marmur
  • Gerald J. Brook
  • Michael Aviram
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Abstract

A simple stagnation flow method for the determination of platelet adhesivity has been developed. The sensitivity of the method to its main operational parameters was tested, resulting in recommended standard flow conditions. The method was shown to be dependent on the surface properties of the test slide, on which platelets are deposited, thus proving its suitability to elucidate variations in the surface interaction of the platelets. Normal values were established for males and females.

Keywords

Platelet adhesion Stagnation flow 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yaacov Berkovitch
    • 1
  • Abraham Marmur
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gerald J. Brook
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  • Michael Aviram
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringTechnion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifa
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringTechnion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifa
  3. 3.Department of MedicineTechnion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifa
  4. 4.Lipid Research LaboratoryRambam Medical CenterHaifaIsrael

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