SOP.COL.03.04 Pre-Donation Testing (Packed Cell Volume and Total Solids) – Canine

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.COL.03.04

The purpose of SOP.COL.03.04 is to train you with regards to:

  • Packed Cell Volume (PCV) which is determined by centrifuging anti-coagulated blood in a capillary tube (microhaematocrit tube). This separates the blood into layers. The volume of packed red blood cells divided by the total volume of blood tested gives the PCV
  • Total Solids (TS) measures the amount of dissolved solids in plasma when compared to water using a refractometer

Restrictions for this SOP

  • This SOP may only be carried out unsupervised by PBB staff who have been trained in this procedure
  • Clean Pet Blood Bank UK uniform with name badge should be worn

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms will be referred to in this course, however these will also be available in more detail as stand alone courses