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OBJECTIVES Several in vitro laboratory tests to assess the quality control of platelet concentrates (PC) are available. Some of them have a good correlation with the platelet recovery index. To assess the quality control of standard PC prepared in our blood bank, we measured the blood gas and the degree of platelet activation. MATERIALS AND METHODS SPC(More)
In Tunisia, regular serological tests for prevention of blood transmitted hepatitis consist in the research of HBS antigen and HCV antibodies. Our purpose in this study is to estimate the prevalence of hypertransaminasemia in blood-donors and to determinate to what extent it could prevent blood-transmitted hepatitis. Therefore we have assessed ALAT sera(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to control the quality of platelet concentrates prepared in Sousse blood centre: standard platelet concentrates (SPC) and apheresis platelet concentrates (APC) in order to detect anomalies and apply corrections. The quality control included three parameters: pH, volume, cells count: platelets, residual white blood cells(More)
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