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Simplified variant of an optical chip to evaluate aggregation of red blood cells
Author(s): Martín A. Toderi; Bibiana D. Riquelme; Horacio V. Castellini
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Paper Abstract

Traditional techniques to evaluate the aggregation of red blood cells by optical methods require large sample volume and provide parameters that vary significantly from one method to another. A simplified variant of a chip system previously developed by Shin et al. (2009)1 based on light transmission for measuring erythrocyte aggregation is presented. Through a detailed analysis of intensity versus time curves, relevant information about erythrocyte aggregation and its variables is obtained. Parameters that provide more accuracy for the diagnosis of patients in order to have an immediate application in Clinical Medicine are proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 2015
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9531, Biophotonics South America, 95313X (19 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2180907
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Martín A. Toderi, Univ. Nacional de Rosario (Argentina)
Bibiana D. Riquelme, Univ. Nacional de Rosario (Argentina)
Horacio V. Castellini, Univ. Nacional de Rosario (Argentina)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9531:
Biophotonics South America
Cristina Kurachi; Katarina Svanberg; Bruce J. Tromberg; Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, Editor(s)

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