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Analyzers, Laboratory, Hematology, Platelet Aggregation

Definition : Laboratory blood coagulation analyzers used to evaluate the adhesion of platelets to one another. These analyzers activate the aggregation process by adding an aggregating agent, such as adenosine diphosphate (ADP) or ristocetin. Platelet aggregation analyzers use optical density (turbidmetric), electrical impedance, or bioluminescence measuring methods. Usually, these analyzers require previous sample preparation, including centrifugation, to obtain platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-poor plasma (PPP) samples; but, some analyzers that use the impedance method of analysis can use whole blood. Platelet aggregation analyzers are used to distinguish between different types of platelet dysfunction (e.g., deficiency in platelet release substances, poor platelet adhesion to injured tissue).

Entry Terms : "Platelet Aggregation Analyzers" , "Platelet Aggregometers" , "Platelet Aggregation Meters" , "Aggregometers"

UMDC code : 15104

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Accriva Diagnostics

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Bio/Data Corp

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Founded in 1969, Bio/Data Corporation pioneered the use of optical and kinetic clot detection for Coagulation Analyzers and introduced the first automated platelet aggregometer in 1974. We continued to lead the industry by introducing the first dual channel platelet aggregometer and marketing a complete line of aggregation reagents.

Chrono-log Corp

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Helena Laboratories Corp

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Helena Laboratories is a clinical laboratory instrument and reagent manufacturer. Our clients include major medical centers, small hospitals, large reference laboratories and small private doctor's laboratories.

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