Download e-book for kindle: A Beginner's Guide to Blood Cells by Barbara J. Bain

By Barbara J. Bain

ISBN-10: 1405121750

ISBN-13: 9781405121750

This well known notebook has been updated and expanded all through, offering a concise view of diagnostic haematology, in a handy and functional 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

Why purchase This Book?

  • Unique pocket advisor, 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 info on medical features and extra tests
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20 Storage artefact. The red cells are crenated, a lymphocyte (right) has a fuzzy outline and one of the two neutrophils (left) has a nucleus which has become round, dense and homogeneous. (Compare the degenerating neutrophil with the nucleated red cells shown in Fig. ) Some of the white cells develop fuzzy outlines or disintegrate entirely when the blood film is spread. The nuclei of neutrophils become dense, homogeneous and round and may break up into two or more round masses. It is important not to confuse these degenerating neutrophils with NRBC.

The macropolycyte is twice as large as the normal neutrophil and has a nucleus with seven or eight lobes which is also twice as large as a normal neutrophil nucleus. e. they are likely to be tetraploid rather than diploid. Although their nuclei may have six or more lobes, macropolycytes do not have the same significance as hypersegmented neutrophils and should be distinguished from them. Assessing White Cells and Platelets 51 Granulocyte precursors and nucleated red cells may be present simultaneously in the peripheral blood.

7 Microcytic red cells (MCV 62 fl). Fig. 8 Normocytic red cells. Fig. 9 Macrocytic red cells (MCV 105 fl). 33 Fig. 10 Severe poikilocytosis; cells vary considerably in shape but no single shape dominates. ) Normal cell Elliptocyte Spherocyte Ovalocyte Micro-spherocyte Irregularly contracted cell Dacrocyte (tear-drop poikilocyte) Target cell Stomatocyte Keratocyte Schistocyte (fragment) Echinocyte (crenated cell) Acanthocyte Sickle cell Boat-shaped cell S-C poikilocyte Fig. 11 Diagrammatic representation of different types of poikilocyte.

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