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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Solutes in plasma: Plasma osmolarity is a reflection of various salts in plasma. It can be measured directly, usually by freezing point depression, or commonly calculat ... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Time to peak: That is the time it takes from ingestion to when the peak concentration is reached in the plasma.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Just a needle poke: Same as with whole blood donation, big pinch with needle insertion, then on draw, don't notice much at all. On return, arm will feel cool as your plas ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
Dopamine: Low levels of the neurotransmitter Dopamine in the blood.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: If you are otherwise well
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends: It depends on what the plasma will be used for. It is very important that you inform the organization collecting plasma of all the medications you tak ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
Usually nothing: You stated "donate" which means you give without expecting payment. There are exceptions, if you have an unusual antibody or protein that will be used ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
All vs component: Whole blood donation collects red cells, plasma, platelets--which can be separated and used. Plasma collection (/pheresis) uses a machine to separate ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Blood derived: The liquid part of blood, called plasma, contains a number of proteins/factors essential for blood clotting. Some of the factors can be isolated for ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Use the reference: Zinc is typically measured using micromolar/l (mm/l) and so mcg/dl values will be a bit different. Your lab results should also contain a reference ra ... Read More

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