Wintrobe method

Wintrobe method

1. a macromethod of hematocrit determination, centrifuging blood in a flat-bottomed glass tube with thick, parallel sides that are marked with calibrations. See also hematocrit.
2. for erythrocyte sedimentation; measures the rate of settling in a Wintrobe hematocrit tube placed in a vertical position. See also erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
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The Wintrobe Method had a chart with which the result in anemic specimens could be "corrected," so that the patient's result would presumably reflect only those factors associated with diseases that affect the plasma proteins.
The Wintrobe method uses a shorter tube and cannot quantify values over 50 to 60 mm/h.