MOESM5 of Elasto-inertial microfluidics for bacteria separation from whole blood for sepsis diagnostics

Additional file 5: Figure S5. Elasto-inertial microfluidics based bacteria separation from PBS (a) and whole blood sample (b) for a range of flow rates. The bacteria recovery from the side outlet is relatively constant (81–81% for PBS and 75–76% for whole blood) over the different flow rates. When the flow rate of the blood sample is doubled (from 30 to 60 µl/h), the recovery rate of bacteria remained relatively high (73%).