This application note demonstrates m-VROC® capabilities to accurately determine the viscosity of blood plasma and serum. The viscosity measurements of either of these two fluids can be used to diagnose conditions caused by imbalance and disorders in the different proteins present in blood.
Figure 1. From top to bottom viscosity of blood plasma, serum and multiple Myeloma serum as a function of temperature.
VROC® technology allows for small sample volume measurements of viscosity over a wide rage of shear rates. Additionally, our instruments overcome some of the mayor challenges possed by conventional viscometry/rheometry methods:
Check out lastes study looking at the correlation between our instruments and traditional Cone & Plate rheometers.
Woof! In a preliminary study we tested the viscosity of canine serum as a function of shear rate and temperature.