Accession Number : AD0626830

Title :   AN EVALUATION OF THE UNOPETTE METHOD OF BLOOD DILUTION FOR THROMBOCYTE COUNTS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jun 63-Jun 65,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Ortega,Edward ; jones,R. K.

Report Date : JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A new method of blood dilution for the enumeration of thrombocytes has been compared with an older, conventional method of blood dilution. The new Unopette system produces lower but more consistent values than the conventional system. Fluctuation in the platelet level of any one sample over an 8-hour period was less marked for the Unopette method of blood dilution than with the standard method. It appears, therefore, that the Unopette system allows for an accurate and reproducible dilution technique. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BLOOD PLATELETS, BLOOD COUNTS), TEST METHODS, PIPETTES, DETERMINATION, ERRORS, LABORATORY EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE