We evaluated three filters used for leukocyte removal from platelet concentrates: Imugard IG 500, Pall PL100 and Sepacell PL-10A. Filter performance, platelet activation and expression of membrane glycoproteins Ib and IIb-IIIa were evaluated. Imugard, Pall and Sepacell showed median postfiltratrion in vitro platelet recoveries of 88, 84 and 80%, and total residual leukocyte counts of 16.1, 7.5 and 0.6 x 106/pool of 8 platelet concentrates, respectively. Mean platelet volume was reduced after filtration with all filters. Postfiltration values of glycoproteins Ib and IIb-IIIa, and of activation markers GMP 140 and gp 53 were not significantly different from prefiltration values. Filtration through Imugard, Pall and Sepacell did not induce significant platelet activation or modifications of platelet membrane glycoproteins Ib and IIb-IIIa.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
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