Generally the blood sample analyses require removal of red blood cells from whole blood. Although centrifugation is commonly used for this purpose, such procedures are not suitable for Point-of-Care (POC) instruments. Many POC instruments require free plasma for the test to be conducted. Some devices separate RBC from the whole blood, however, the plasma is available in a matrix only and free plasma is not available for analysis.
mdi Rapid Plasma Separation Device (RPSD) overcomes this problem and makes available plasma from few micro liters to hundreds of micro liters from whole blood in a few minutes.