MAKING A CELL THROMBOCYTE / platelet COUNT WITH THE PC100
Quick overview of how to make a cell thrombocyte / platelet count with the PC100 using venous whole blood. All steps required from preparing the blood sample to executing the cell count with the PC100 are shown. The procedure for PRP is nearly identical.
How to make a thrombocyte / platelet count with the PC100™?
Make a platelet count in 4 simple steps
1 – TAKE BLOOD OR PRP
Platelet rich plasma PRP
10μl of PRP is sufficient for a PRP measurement.
Take a venous blood sample. 20μl of venous blood is sufficient for a whole blood measurement.
2 – PREPARE SAMPLE
Use a pipette to add the blood sample or PRP to the reagent Eppendorf cup to lyse the red blood cells. Wait for 5 minutes.
3 – FILL DISPOSABLE SLIDE
Fill both chambers of the PC100 disposable counting slide using a pipette. Load the slide into the PC100 Platelet Counter. Start measurement.
4 – ANALYSE RESULTS
The PC100 Platelet Counter measures the concentration and reports the result in platelets/nl.