axial centrifugation

axial centrifugation

A method for separating serum and plasma from cells, where the separation is achieved by spinning a specially designed tube lengthwise—i.e., on its own axis.

Axial centrifugation is regarded as a major advance in technology, as centrifugation is much more rapid, requiring as little as 1 minute, and thus has the potential for significantly reducing turnaround times for specimens of critical interest.
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In addition, the system uses axial centrifugation with its associated slow sample throughput rate unless multiple units are used.