How to make a cell (platelet / thrombocyte) count

4 Steps to make a platelet count

To make a platelet count first take (venous) blood from the patient. Lyse the red blood cells in the blood sample using the Eppendorf cups prefilled with reagent from the disposable kit. Next, fill the disposable counting slide and insert the disposable slide in the platelet counter. Start the count with the PC100 software application from your computer, the results are shown on your screen in a couple of minutes.

STEP 1

TAKE BLOOD

Take a venous bloodsample. One drop of blood is in principle sufficient. Validation for capillary blood is still pending.

Draw venous blood

STEP 2

PREPARE SAMPLE

Use a manual pipette to add a blood sample to an Eppendorf cup refilled with reagents to lyse the red blood cells. Wait for 5 minutes.

Eppendorf cup

STEP 3

FILL SLIDE

Fill both chambers of the PC100 disposable counting slide using a manual pipette. Insert the slide into the PC100 Platelet Counter.

Disposable Counting Slide

STEP 4

VIEW RESULTS

The PC100 Platelet Counter fully automatically processes the blood sample and reports back the count result in amount of plt/nl.

Platelet counter software application

Making a cell count using venous blood

Quick overview how to make a measurement using venous blood. The validation study to use capillary blood is pending.