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13 March 2013 Rapid white blood cell detection for peritonitis diagnosis
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A point-of-care and home-care lab-on-a-chip (LoC) system that integrates a microfluidic spiral device as a concentrator with an optical-coding device as a cell enumerator is demonstrated. The LoC system enumerates white blood cells from dialysis effluent of patients receiving peritoneal dialysis. The preliminary results show that the white blood cell counts from our system agree well with the results from commercial flow cytometers. The LoC system can potentially bring significant benefits to end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients that are on peritoneal dialysis (PD).
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Tsung-Feng Wu, Zhe Mei, Yu-Jui Chiu, Sung Hwan Cho, and Yu-Hwa Lo "Rapid white blood cell detection for peritonitis diagnosis", Proc. SPIE 8615, Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems XI, 86150O (13 March 2013);

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