buffy coat concentration

buffy coat concentration

centrifugation of whole blood containing anticoagulant to obtain a buffy coat layer containing white blood cells; blood films for staining can be prepared from this layer of cells and examined for the presence of parasites (trypanosomes and intracellular leishmaniae).
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buf·fy coat con·cen·tra·tion

(bŭf'ē kōt kon-sĕn-trā'shŭn)
Centrifugation of whole blood containing anticoagulant to obtain a buffy coat layer containing white blood cells; blood films for staining can be prepared from this layer of cells and examined for the presence of parasites (trypanosomes and intracellular leishmaniae).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Its functionality: automates the volume reduction process, provides consistent buffy coat concentration volumes,ensures high recoveries of mononuclear cells in a targeted volume, and allows for simultaneously processing of multiple cord blood units in one centrifuge.