A detailed technique for labelling canine platelets with Indium-111-oxine for the study of platelet survival patterns in four to six dogs at a time was developed. Useful modifications of earlier methods induced splitting of the platelet rich plasma into multiple aliquots to improve pelleting efficiency at low gravity forces, use of saved platelet poor plasma to flush out injection syringes,and prompt use of commercial Indium-111-oxine sources 3 to 5 minutes after mixing with Ringer's Citrate Dextrose. Avoidable pitfalls of the method included excessive lengths of incubation time in plasma free medium and loss of labelling efficacy by exposure of the chelate to iron or other metal contaminants in glassware. The method was used to study changes in platelet survival time in dogs with large synthetic arterial prostheses, and gave results in good agreement with earlier studies using Chromium-51 labelled platelets.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Laboratory Animal Science|
|State||Published - 1982|