The haematocrit centrifuge for the detection of trypanosomes in blood.

@article{Woo1969TheHC,
  title={The haematocrit centrifuge for the detection of trypanosomes in blood.},
  author={Patrick T.K. Woo},
  journal={Canadian journal of zoology},
  year={1969},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={
          921-3
        }
}
  • Patrick T.K. Woo
  • Published 1969
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Canadian journal of zoology
  • A capillary tube holder, devised to minimize shadow effects during microscopic examination of haematocrit capillary tubes for trypanosomes, is described. A blood dispenser, designed to remove trypanosomes from centrifuged tubes, resulted in thinner smears of trypanosomes covering a smaller area. The anterior end of centrifuged trypanosomes was abnormally thickened and the kinetoplast displaced posteriorly. 
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