Which of the following is in buffy coat? a. red blood cells b. white blood cells c. platelets

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Which of the following is in buffy coat?

a. red blood cells

b. white blood cells

c. platelets

Centrifuged Blood Samples

Blood is comprised of liquid and cellular component. When blood is tested for hematocrit (percentage of red blood cells), it is spun down at high speeds in a centrifuge. This allows the more dense red blood cells to settle to the bottom, a buffy coat to form on top of the red blood cells, and the liquid plasma portion to be on the top.

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Blood is composed of plasma that carries oxygen and nutrients to different parts of the body. Learn more about blood and plasma, as well as their components and functions in helping regulate processes inside the body.


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