whole blood


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blood that has not been modified except for the addition of an anticoagulant

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First, for acute symptomatic infection, the use of whole blood extends the period of diagnosis.
One must be aware of the fluid being used in a particular laboratory, ie, venous whole blood, capillary whole blood, or plasma for determination of glucose levels.
We believe pathogen inactivation for whole blood has the potential to improve the safety of transfusions in sub-Saharan Africa, where diminished blood availability due to severe anemia from malaria, HIV and obstetric bleeding is common, concluded Dr Rudolf Schwabe, CEO of the Swiss Red Cross.
Twenty-two hours after smoking, whole blood concentrations (n = 6) for THC, 11-OH-THC, CBD, CBN, and THC-glucuronide were <LOQ for all but participant I, who had residual THC and 11-OH-THC concentrations of 5.
Analyzing patients' whole blood samples via microarrays without resorting to the new algorithm, the investigators couldn't distinguish any gene-expression pattern differences between the two patient groups.
The results demonstrate that the current national opinion regarding the benefits of fresh whole blood is incorrect," said Daniel Stromber, assistant professor of pediatrics and the study's senior author.
Platelet gel, a concentration of platelet-rich plasma derived from whole blood, has been anecdotally reported by Timothy Hannon, MD, (oral communication, February 1997) to expedite the healing process.
Bayer Corporation (Tarrytown, NY) has patented a single channel, single dilution method and system for identifying, analyzing and quantifying the cellular components of whole blood using a single channel, rather than multiple channels, of an automated hematology analyzer utilizing flow cytometry and the detection of the light scattered and absorbed by each cell.
But such treatments aren't applicable to whole blood because they destroy red blood cells and platelets as well as inactivating some key proteins in plasma.
Hamilton Company has automated the Xtra Amp genomic DNA purification and amplification kits from Xtrana for whole blood and tissue extraction with the MICROLAB STAR.