TriCell PLC maintains a high platelet concentration yield, the full "Buffy Coat" layer while virtually eliminating the erythrocytes (RBC's) to provide a Clear PRP.
What the Experts Require:
- Blood contains plasma, red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), and platelets.
- Plasma is the liquid component of blood, made mostly of water and acts as a transporter for cells. Plasma also contains fibrinogen, a protein that acts like a net and catches platelets at a wound site to form a clot.
- RBC helps pick up oxygen from the lungs and delivers it to other body cells, while removing carbon dioxide.
- WBC fights infection, kills germs, and carries off dead blood cells.
- Platelets are responsible for hemostasis, construction of new connective tissue, and revascularization.
- Typically a blood specimen contains 93% RBC, 6% Platelets, and 1% WBC*. The rationale for PRP benefit lies in reversing the blood ratio by decreasing RBC to 5%, which are less useful in the healing process, and increasing platelets to 94% to stimulate recovery.
* Marx RE, Garg AK, editors. Dental and craniofacial applications of platelet rich plasma.
Quintessence Publishing Co 2005, 99:1-75.