(Red Cell Reduction)
1. Removes plasma and the majority of red blood cells
2. Most common method of processing cord blood
3. Final bags contain a volume of approximately 25 mL
Each collected cord blood unit, regardless of whether it undergoes StandardCell™ or MaxCell™ processing, undergoes testing to ensure quality, sufficient cell count, and viability of the stem cells. Testing includes bacterial/fungal cultures, total nucleated cell (TNC) count, viability assay, and CD34+ cell testing. The maternal blood sample is tested for infectious disease markers including HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis, cytomegalovirus, HTLV, West Nile virus, and Chagas disease.