Integrated systems for rapid point of care (PoC) blood cell analysis

van Berkel, Cees, Gwyer, James D., Deane, Steve, Green, Nicolas G, Holloway, Judith, Hollis, Veronica and Morgan, Hywel (2011) Integrated systems for rapid point of care (PoC) blood cell analysis. Lab on a Chip, 11, (7), 1249-1255. (doi:10.1039/C0LC00587H). (PMID:21331413).


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Counting the different subpopulations of cells in a fingerprick of human blood is important for a number of clinical point-of-care (PoC) applications. It is a challenge to demonstrate the integration of sample preparation and detection techniques in a single platform. In this paper we demonstrate a generic microfluidic platform that combines sample processing and characterisation and enumeration in a single, integrated system. Results of microfluidic 3-part differential leukocyte (granulocyte, lymphocyte and monocyte) counts, together with erythrocyte and thrombocyte (platelet) counts, in human blood are shown and corroborated with results from hospital clinical laboratory analysis.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1039/C0LC00587H
ISSNs: 1473-0197 (print)
1473-0189 (electronic)
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Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Electronics and Computer Science
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Infection, Inflammation and Repair
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science
ePrint ID: 181025
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
7 April 2011Published
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2011 10:20
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:35
Point of Care Blood Cell Analysis
Funded by: EPSRC (TS/G001405/1)
Led by: Hywel Morgan
1 January 2009 to 31 December 2012
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