At Maze Cord Blood, we use a manual processing technique, called the Advanced Suspension MethodTM. This method results in higher accuracy and less cell damage than automated processing.
Manual processing is significantly superior to automated processing, for two reasons:
1. Better Cell Recovery Rates, regardless of volume received
When the volume of cord blood for processing is less than 40 ml or above 140 ml, the recovery rate increased 25%! This is a dramatic and important improvement.
2. Less Red Blood Cell Contamination
Red blood cell contamination ranges from 25-40% with the automated system but only 5-10% when manually processed.
To learn more about how our lab technicians process cord blood, click here.