Analyzers, Laboratory, Hematology, Erythrocyte Deformation
Definition : Laboratory blood analyzers used to evaluate the deformation capabilities of red blood cells (erythrocytes). These instruments are based in measuring the flow of erythrocytes through a mechanical filter under known flow conditions or in the elongation of erythrocytes under induced shear force. The mechanical properties of the red blood cells and their influence on blood flow is evident in a number of hematological pathologies.
Entry Terms : "Erythrocyte Deformation Analyzers" , "Erythrocyte Deformability Meters" , "Filtrometers" , "Ektacytometers"
UMDC code : 17088