The present invention relates to a method, including a diagnostic method, for characterising platelets. More particularly, the invention relates to methods for characterising platelets by immobilising platelets on a substrate for detection and subsequent characterisation, and to devices on which such a method may be practiced. The method comprises the steps of:- a.contacting a substrate that includes a plurality of discrete platelet- binding zones having a surface area of 7850 [mu]m2 orless with a fluid composition comprising platelets; and b.detecting platelets bound to the platelet-binding zones and thereby characterising platelets.
BASABE-DESMONTS LOURDES [IE]; RAMSTROM SOFIA [SE]; RICCO ANTONIO [US]; DERMOT KENNY [IE]; MEADE GERARDENE [IE]; O'NEILL SARAH [I
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