Laboratory Hematology Practice PDF
Edition : 1st Edition | | ISBN : 140516218X
Author Name : Kandice Kottke-Marchant; Bruce Davis;
Name: Laboratory Hematology Practice
Format / Pages : PDF – 770 Pages
Laboratory Hematology Practice PDF is Expertly edited and endorsed by the International Society for Laboratory Hematology, this is the newest international textbook on all aspects of laboratory hematology. Covering both traditional and cutting-edge hematology laboratory technology this book emphasizes international recommendations for testing practices. Illustrative case studies on how technology can be used in patient diagnosis are included. Laboratory Hematology Practice is an invaluable resource for all those working in the field.
Red blood cells (RBCs) have a biconcave shape that leads to a typical appearance on peripheral blood smear examination—round cells with central clearing or pallor that occupies approximately one third of the cell diameter. Variations in the shape of RBCs, so-called poikilocytosis, can occur in a number of clinical conditions, and, therefore, review of RBC morphology is an important diagnostic procedure. Many RBC morphology changes can be nonspecific, and their diagnostic value is dependent on the quality of the peripheral smear. Thus, RBC morphology,
although very useful diagnostically, should not be relied upon as a sole diagnostic indicator for any condition.