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Adapted Microassay for Phagocytic Ability of Human Blood Monocytes

H. Divanyan, D. Zanev, B. Galunska


The aim of this study was to obtain a pure monocyte population and to examine the phagocytic and bactericidic ability of these cells by using our micromethod for in-vitro assay. We worked out a relatively simple method for examination of the phagocytic ability of monocytes including production of pure monocytes, its adhesion on coverslips and cultivation with autologous or AB-serum and test-bacteria in microcamera constructed by us.


Monocytes; Phagocytosis; Index of Phagocytosis; Phagocytic Number; Index of Bactericidity

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H. Divanyan


Dept. of Medical Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Prof. P. Stoyanov Medical University of Varna, 55 Marin Drinov Street, BG 9002 Varna, Bulgaria

D. Zanev


B. Galunska


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