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a thin, light-colored layer fo white blood cells and platelets that lies between a top layer of plasma and a bottom layer of red blood cells when an anticoagulant has been added to a blood specimen.
a closed glass or plastic tube that contains a premeasured vacuum.
a swelling or mass of coagulated blood caused by a break in a blood vessel.
an increase in the concentration of the nonfiltrated blood components in the blood vessels, such as red blood cells, enzymes, iron, and calcium, as a result of a decrease in the fluid content of the blood.
the breakdown of blood.
inflammation of bone and cartilage.
inflammation of the bone as a result of bacterial infection.
a health care professional trained in the collection of blood specimens.
incision of a vein for the removal of blood; the collection of blood.
tha liquid part fo the blood consisting of a clear, straw-colored fluid that comprises approximately 55% of the blood volume.
Plasma from which the clotting factor fibrinogen has been removed.
puncturing of a vein.
the backflow of blood (from an evacuated tube) into the patient's vein.
the temporary cessation or slowing of the venous blood flow.