PCV / PRP / PCR?

PCV / PRP / PCR?

PCV: Packed Cell Volume… otherwise known as spinning a microhematocrit.  Gotta pack those red cells down to read the percentage.  (ZipCombo)

PRPPlatelet Rich Plasma… a therapy used for wound healing using patient’s own concentrated platelets, which then release growth factors.  (C5 and E8)

PCRPolymerase Chain Reaction… this is a method of concentrating DNA for a very precise molecular diagnosis of a disease.  It is becoming more affordable and will become more common at the point of care in clinics in coming years.  (ZipCombo)

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