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Table 3 Suggested reference values for canine platelet concentrates obtained through platelet-rich plasma method and stored for 5 days in TOTM-plasticized bags

From: Quality control in veterinary blood banks: evaluation of canine platelet concentrates stored for five days

ParameterExpected value
Volume50–70 mL
Platelet count a≤  7.49 × 1010/unit
Residual leukocytes (× 108/unit)<  2.0
pH6.59–7.35
Swirling≥ 2+
Microbiological analisysNegative
  1. a Platelet concentrate bags stored in TOTM-plasticized bags with platelet counts > 7.49 × 1010/unit should be used in less than five days