Erythrocyte deformability is one of the most important factors on determining blood viscosity. Many microcirculation damages are caused by alteration of viscosity. We propose a method for evaluate erythrocyte filtration using Nucleopore membranes, to study erythrocyte deformability. Normal ranges are calculated in young healthy subjects. Mean filtration time is determined on 5 filtrations for every subject. Filtration rate is expressed by sec/ml and correlated whit haematocrit. The method is not easily utilizable, but it can be useful in the knowledge of the role of the erythrocyte deformability in the altered microcirculation.
|Translated title of the contribution||A method for erythrocyte filtration|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Bollettino della Societa Italiana di Biologia Sperimentale|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 30 1983|
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