microhematocrit concentration

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microhematocrit concentration

the centrifugation of whole anticoagulated blood using microhematocrit tubes 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).

mi·cro·he·ma·to·crit con·cen·tra·tion

(mī'krō-hĕ-mat'ŏ-krit kon'sĕn-trā'shŭn)
The centrifugation of whole, anticoagulated blood, using microhematocrit tubes, 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).
Synonym(s): microhaematocrit concentration.