EDTA-Induced Pseudothrombocytopenia seen on blood smear

Pseudothrombocytopenia or spurious thrombocytopenia is an in-vitro sampling problem which may mislead the diagnosis towards the more critical condition of thrombocytopenia. The phenomenon ...

How to make EDTA Bulbs ?

First add 4 mg of either disodium or dipotassium EDTA salt to 100 ml of deionized water. then add 0.2 ml of this solution to clean vials, then put these vials in incubator or hot air ...

EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) anticoagulant

The Interior wall of the tube is evenly sprayed and coated with either EDTA K2, EDTA K3. Compared with other anticoagulant, EDTA anticoagulant has less influence on the blood cells ...

difference between Plasma and Serum

Plasma is the supernatant obtained after centrifugation of blood collected into a test tube containing anticoagulant to prevent clotting Several anticoagulants are used in laboratory ...

Platelet Clumping or Aggregation

the clump of platelets on peripheral blood smear are usually duo to poorly anticoagulated blood or In vitro artifact caused by EDTA or cold and leads to false low platelet count.

Pseudothrombocytopenia (PTP) observed with EDTA anticoagulants

Pseudothrombocytopenia (PTP) is defined by falsely low platelet counts on automated analyzers and is caused by in vitro phenomena including large platelet aggregates in blood samples.

Laboratory Tubes Color and common laboratory tests

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