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Preparation of Platelet Poor Plasma for Special Coagulation Testing

Centrifuge Specimen

Slide 3

October 2008

Be careful that the tubes are evenly balanced when placing them into the centrifuge. When the centrifuge stops, carefully remove and rack tubes. Be aware that an unbalanced centrifugation speed too slow or too short for a spin time may all lead to an increase number of cells in the plasma which could contribute to a clotted specimen. Recommended centrifuge speed is 1500 x G for at least 15 minutes.

Centrifuge Specimen


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