Comparison of the platelet-rich plasma and buffy coat protocols for preparation of canine platelet concentrates.

@article{Hoareau2014ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the platelet-rich plasma and buffy coat protocols for preparation of canine platelet concentrates.},
  author={Guillaume L Hoareau and K E Jandrey and Julie Burges and Daphne Bremer and Fern Tablin},
  journal={Veterinary clinical pathology},
  year={2014},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={513-8}
}
BACKGROUND Platelet (PLT) concentrates (PC) can be produced via the buffy coat (BC) or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) protocols. The 2 methods have not been compared with canine blood. OBJECTIVES The aims of the study were to compare the PLT, WBC, and RBC concentrations, in vitro PLT function, and markers of platelet storage lesion (PSL) in canine PC generated by 2 different protocols, and determine microbial growth throughout storage. METHODS PC from 8 healthy donor dogs were produced using 2… CONTINUE READING