BEST Studies

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Study Number Study Version Year Started Study Title Study Status Publication Number
17 2001 Storage of platelets in additive solutions: In vitro effects of potassium and magnesium (pilot study) Completed 22, 23
17 A 2000 Storage of platelets in additive solutions: In vitro effects of potassium and magnesium (pilot study) Completed 21
16 0 Evaluation of the influence of conditions encountered during the transportation of platelet components from blood centers to hospitals on platelet quality (See Study 20) Closed
15 1999 Cord blood filtration study Completed 41
14 B 0 SToP: Analysis of adjudication process Completed 96
14 A 0 SToP Main study Completed 57
13 1996 CD34+ cell count Completed 18
12 1996 Platelet counting study Completed 15, 20, 36
11 1996 Automated white cell count in white cell reduced blood components Completed 19
10 1996 Platelet transfusion in routine practice Closed
9 1996 In vitro assays for evaluation of the properties of stored platelets: interlaboratory study to evaluate lactate, lactate dehydrogenase and CD62 parameters Completed 16
8 1995 Multicenter evaluation of the 3% PFA method for white cell counting in leukocyte-reduced red blood cells Completed 11
7 1994 Use of in vitro assays: evaluation of platelet properties using the extent of shape change, and response to hypotonic stress assays Completed 14
6 1994 Cellular harvests in blood components prepared with buffy-coat removal versus methods based on platelet-rich plasma Completed 6, 7, 13
5 1994 Relation between swirling and other methods for PC quality control Completed 4, 5
4 1994 Evaluation of platelet swirling vs pH in routine PC Completed 9
3 1993 Quality control of platelet concentrates by shimmering inspection Completed 2, 4
2 1992 Counting leukocytes by Nageotte chamber in leukocyte-depleted red blood cells Completed 3, 10
1 1991 Flow cytometry vs Nageotte chamber white cell counting methods Completed 1