Title: Overview of platelet aggregation analysis – performed on the Sysmex CS-Series haemostasis analysers in support of the assessment and therapeutic monitoring of platelet function
Author: Kaneo Satoh, Ph.D., Faculty of Medicine, Inter-disciplinary Graduate School of Medicine and Engineering University of Yamanashi (Department of Clinical Laboratory, University of Yamanashi Hospital)
Summary: This booklet introduced the platelet aggregation testing by the transmitted light detection method, which is widely used as a gold standard for assessing platelet function. It also provided information of pre-analytical variables, procedure of blook collection, sample preparation , keep points for platelet rich plasma, procedures in measurement of platelet aggregation on CS-series, evaluation and reporting of results and centrifugation conditions.