cytokines in serum

iddavis at vms.cis.pitt.edu iddavis at vms.cis.pitt.edu
Thu Sep 26 07:12:14 EST 1996


In article <52960c$knb at maze.dpo.uab.edu>, txpljfg at uabcvsr.seas.ucla.edu () 
writes:
> We have routinely collected plasma samples for cytokine analysis in 
> vacutainers containing EDTA and aprotinin.

...

> On eposting has mentioned that clotted blood is best.

Yes, that was me.  We only used clotted blood to avoid potential problems with
clotting of the plasma later.  I should not have said "best;" I think that 
the two methods are probably going to be equivalent.

Ian Davis					iddavis at vms.cis.pitt.edu



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