Allow for the determination of the whole blood hematocrit: It separates blood cells from plasma, to determine the percentage of the blood sample occupied by cells.
The hematocrit centrifuge is based on the commercial instrument COMPUR M1100 by Bayer Diagnostics. It consists of:
- a handheld blood analysing device,
- a set of 6 capillaries per measurement.
Blood samples are injected manually into disposable capillaries. The hematocrit values are determined visually and then entered manually at laptop level.