- Removes plasma and recovers the highest number of stem cells
- StemCyte's™ proprietary method
- Final bags contain a volume of 30-80 mL depending on the collection volume
- Several research studies have shown that this processing method results in a higher recovery of TNC (Total Nucleated Cells). TNC is a measure of the number of nucleated cells, which include the stem cells.
(Red Cell Reduction)
- Removes plasma and the majority of red blood cells
- Most common method of processing cord blood
- 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.