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Preparation of Platelet Poor Plasma for Special Coagulation Testing

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Slide 12

October 2008

This is an example of pipetting too far into the buffy coat and cell layer. You can actually see evidence of the buffy coat and cell layer disruption; the buffy coat is less defined and you can see red cells in the plasma. Using this portion of the specimen will put to many cells into the plasma and potentially cause the specimen to clot later on.

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