Ficoll-Hypaque technique

Fi·coll-·Hy·paque tech·nique

(fī'kōl hī-pak),
a density-gradient centrifugation technique for separating lymphocytes from other formed elements in the blood; the sample is layered onto a Ficoll-sodium metrizoate gradient of specific density; following centrifugation, lymphocytes are collected from the plasma-Ficoll interface.

Fi·coll-Hy·paque tech·nique

(fī'kol-hī'pāk tek-nēk')
A density-gradient centrifugation technique for separating lymphocytes from other formed elements in the blood; the sample is layered onto a Ficoll-sodium metrizoate gradient of specific density; following centrifugation, lymphocytes are collected from the plasma-Ficoll interface.