After the centrifugation process is completed during the PRP extraction procedure, next comes the PRP extraction from the tubes. This is a very important step as even a slight mistake can contaminate PRP with the unwanted particles from the other two layers of blood cells. Hence, the experts prefer using some separation system to get the purest form of PRP.
While separating the solutions in the PRP tubes after the centrifugation process, many separation systems are used. While working with such systems, the tubes should be of the best quality, and you can find the best quality tubes from the official webpage of Dr. Renat Akhmerov’s Plasmolifting Technologies.
Finding the Best Separation Systems for PRP
Here are some of the factors that you should understand before looking for separation systems.
- Systems that are set with the lowest RBC count are the best
The number of RBC counts in the separation system should be set to zero in the unit that you choose. During the PRP treatments, RBCs’ healing capacity should be kept in check at all levels. Some of the additional methods will be employed to avoid such automatic healing features including flow cytometry, hourglass configuration, and the removal of all the undesirable components.
- The comparison between the number of lymphocytes and monocytes with that of the neutrophils
The separation system that can minimize the work of neutrophils is ideal for the PRP procedure. The natural healing mechanism of monocytes and lymphocytes is comparatively stronger when compared to that of neutrophils. Hence, find a system that can minimize the neutrophils.
- The platelet dose threshold should be passed
The healing process in the body is triggered when the progenitor cells are migrated to the target area and are made to start proliferating. The PRP final sample that is used for the therapy should be able to trigger this system in the body, and this can be possible when the platelet dose threshold is passed.
- Gets the best platelet yield
The main goal of the whole PRP therapy is to get the platelet-rich plasma into the region that requires healing from the cellular levels in the body. Hence, the separation system that is used for scooping up the required PRP from the tubes should be the one that can get the platelets and plasma into one solution.
- A closed system is an ideal choice
The contamination in the PRP can be possible if the used separation system is not a closed one, and allows the flow of air from the outer environment. Hence, the separation system should be a closed one to keep the purity of PRP intact. Impure PRP can cause secondary effects in the region where they are injected, as the injection is guided to the cellular levels during the procedure.
One thing that the person undergoing the PRP therapy should understand is that no lab can get the PRP extraction with the purity of 80% platelet in it. The maximum percentage is 79 and not more. Hence, the labs that promise the 94% platelet purity is not the one that you can rely on for your PRP therapy.