Hemodynamics is the study of fluid dynamics in blood flow. Characterizing and understanding flow behavior is key in diagnostics and treatment of blood related conditions. Viscosity is possibly the most important parameter to characterize the different phenomena observed in blood flow.
In this application note we present the protocols required to test whole blood using VROC® (Viscometer/Rheometer-On-a-Chip) powered viscometers. We demonstrate our technology's capability to overcome some of the challenges encountered by more conventional methods when dealing with blood samples. Our instruments are able to characterize the viscosity of blood as a function of shear rate, temperature, vessel size and red blood cell content.
To access our results for healthy and multiple myeloma blood viscosity download our free application note!