Measurement of Platelet Retention in Glass Bead Columns

  • Dominique Meyer
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 28)


Blood is drawn in different standardized conditions through a glass bead filter. Platelet counts (electronic particle counter or phase contrast microscope) are performed before and after exposure of the blood to the glass surface. Platelet retention (P.R.) is expressed as the absolute number or, more commonly,as the percent of platelets which stick to the glass surface. The P.R. is calculated by dividing the difference of the platelet count before and after passage through the column by the initial value and expressed as a percentage.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominique Meyer
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  1. 1.Coagulation department Institut de Pathologie cellulaireHopital BicêtreFrance

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