Dielectric monitoring of rouleaux formation in human whole blood: A feasibility study

A. Irimajiri, M. Ando, R. Matsuoka, T. Ichinowatari, S. Takeuchi

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Abstract

In search of a method for detecting rouleaux formation in vitro, we studied the dielectric behavior of human blood under both agitated and stationary conditions. Among the parameters examined, relative permittivity ('dielectric constant') at 50-100 kHz was found to be a suitable measure of rouleaux growth, which has been difficult to quantify through conventional optical approaches. The electrical method presented here appears applicable to the kinetic analysis of rouleaux formation in undiluted whole blood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-209
Number of pages3
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - General Subjects
Volume1290
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 13 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Blood
  • Conductivity
  • Dielectric constant
  • Erythrocyte
  • Human
  • Rouleaux formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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