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Pan Genera Detection-​test, a new bacterial detection systems for durability extension of platelets
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Platelets are blood cells that important for transfusion and blood coagulation. Patients will get transfusion with manufactured platelets if they have platelet disorder or extensive blood loss. Platelets isolated from 5 buffy-coats by different ways at a blood center are usable for about 5 days. The sustainability of platelets could be extended by various methods. The previously used method in Gävle BLC was the bacterial culture method using aerobic and anaerobic bottles, which took 5 days to receive an answer. Therefore, this project used Pan Genera Detection (PGD) test as an alternative method to extend the sustainability of platelets. The PGD ​​Test is a rapid method that only takes about 30 minutes. This study showed that PGD the test yielded good results to reduced costs compared with the old method. The durability was extended by 36 h and the analysis runs in routine now at Gävle blood center.

Finally, this project has shown that PGD-test is a cheaper, faster and safer approach for patient health compared to the old method, the bacterial culture method.

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2013. , 16 p.
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Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-227237OAI: diva2:728729
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Biomedical Laboratory Science Programme
Available from: 2014-08-25 Created: 2014-06-24 Last updated: 2014-08-25Bibliographically approved

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