A Hand-Powered, Portable, Low-Cost Centrifuge for Diagnosing Anemia in Low-Resource Settings

@inproceedings{Brown2011AHP,
  title={A Hand-Powered, Portable, Low-Cost Centrifuge for Diagnosing Anemia in Low-Resource Settings},
  author={Jocelyn Brown and Lauren Theis and Lila Kerr and Nazima Zakhidova and Kelly D. O'Connor and Margaret O Uthman and Z. Maria Oden and Rebecca R. Richards-Kortum},
  booktitle={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2011}
}
This report describes the development of a hand-powered centrifuge to determine hematocrit values in low-resource settings. A hand-powered centrifuge was constructed by using a salad spinner. Hematocrit values were measured by using the hand-powered device, and results were compared with those of a benchtop centrifuge. The packed cell volume (PCV) measured with the hand-powered device correlated linearly with results obtained with a benchtop centrifuge (r = 0.986, P < 0.001). The PCVs measured… CONTINUE READING
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