Microfluidic method for diagnosis of malaria-infected blood




2015.05.18 21:57

For an effective ESR measurement, a disposable syringe filled with blood is turned upside down and aligned at 180° with respect to gravitational direction. The variation of hematocrit is evaluated by consecutively capturing images and conducting digital image processing technique for 10min. The proposed method can be used to measure ESR with superior reliability The proposed method can also be used to quantify ESR of blood collected from malaria-infected mouse under in vivo condition. As a result, the biophysical properties, including ESR and viscosity of blood, are significantly influenced by the parasitemia level.

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