Rouleaux formation in sickle cell traits.

  title={Rouleaux formation in sickle cell traits.},
  author={P. C. M. Obiefuna},
  journal={The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={94 1},
Rouleaux formation of washed red blood cells (r.b.c.s) from subjects with sickle cell trait (HbAS) was measured by the rapid coagulation method. The r.b.c.s were suspended in the donor's native plasma or in 1.3% dextran in phosphate-buffered Ringer solution at pHs of 6.5, 7.4 and 8.2. HbAS cells showed more rouleaux formation than HbAA (normal) cells in plasma (P less than 0.005). Plasma fibrinogen concentration of HbAS and HbAA subjects did not differ significantly (mean 2.9, s.d. 0.7 g l-1… CONTINUE READING