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400mtrackstar
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When I run my bood through the hematocrit tester there is a 1/2 inch fade between my plasma and red blood cells. I did it for a full 15 min. Is this normal if so how do I read a faded line?


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Do you know what rpms your centrifuge is running at?

From what I've read, anything less than 10,000 rpms will not adequately pack the blood.

I have access to a Zipocrit and there are no fade (as you described) after a five minute spin.

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400mtrackstar
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Yeah thanks man but im using a zipocrit also at 15min.


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Re: Reading blurry crit

Posted by: 400mtrackstar
When I run my bood through the hematocrit tester there is a 1/2 inch fade between my plasma and red blood cells. I did it for a full 15 min. Is this normal if so how do I read a faded line?

By 'fade' are you talking about the angle of the packed cells?

I've spun about 10 times and there's always been a well defined separation. Maybe 55X12 will chime in (I know he has a zip).


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