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By Barbara J. Bain

ISBN-10: 1405121750

ISBN-13: 9781405121750

This well known notebook has been updated and expanded all through, supplying a concise view of diagnostic haematology, in a handy and sensible format.

A Beginner's consultant to Blood Cells is a perfect for;

  • Trainee laboratory technicians and scientists
  • Students learning the body structure or pathology of the blood
  • Those getting ready for haematology examinations

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  • Unique pocket consultant, written through Barbara Bain – a world-renowned specialist within the box of blood morphology
  • Outlines the fundamentals of diagnostic haematology
  • Includes a useful self-assessment section
  • NEW EDITION – now contains additional information on medical points and extra tests
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Recognizing problems with the blood sample Before carrying out a detailed assessment of a blood film it is important to detect any abnormal characteristics of the specimen which might interfere with your assessment of the film or with the accuracy of the automated count. The most common problem is storage artefact (Fig. 20). This occurs when blood has been at room temperature for a day or more before reaching the laboratory. e. their shape alters so that the surface is covered with numerous short, regular projections.

3). Platelet size is of diagnostic significance, particularly if considered in relation to the platelet count. Small or normal-size platelets in association with thrombocytopenia suggest that the cause is a failure of bone marrow production, whereas thrombocytopenia with large platelets is more likely to be caused by peripheral destruction or consumption of platelets with the bone marrow responding by increasing platelet production. Platelet size is also useful in assessing the likely cause of thrombocytosis.

The word means that there are two types of cell but it is most often applied to a mixture of hypochromic and normochromic cells (see Fig. 23). The two populations of cells usually differ in size as well as in staining characteristics. A dimorphic film differs from 42 Chapter 2 Fig. 27 Numerous cells showing basophilic stippling (in lead poisoning). Punctate basophilia is an alternative term used to describe this abnormality. one showing anisochromasia in that there are two distinct populations of cells rather than a gradation of staining characteristics.

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