A Beginner's Guide to Blood Cells
The third edition of this popular pocket book, A Beginner’s Guide to Blood Cells written by Professor Barbara Bain, provides a concise introduction to normal and abnormal blood cells and blood counts for trainees in haematology.
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Assessing Red Cells
Assessing White Cells and Platelets
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abnormalities acute myeloid leukaemia anisocytosis assessment Auer rods autoimmune haemolytic anaemia basophilic beta thalassaemia trait bilobed blast cells blood count blood film blood film shows bone marrow aspirate cause cell count cell leukaemia cells and platelets chromatin chronic lymphocytic leukaemia chronic myeloid leukaemia circulating clinical confirm the diagnosis cytoplasm detection differential disease emergency morphology eosinophils Further steps granulocyte haematological haemoglobin haemoglobin concentration haemolysis healthy Heinz bodies hereditary spherocytosis Howell–Jolly bodies hypochromia hypogranular hyposplenism increased irregularly contracted cells lymphoblastic lymphocytosis lymphoma malaria MCHC megaloblastic anaemia microcytosis monocytes morphological myeloblast myelocytes myelodysplastic syndromes neonatal neutrophil neutrophil count normal range normocytic NRBCs nucleus Pappenheimer bodies patient plasma cell platelet platelet count poikilocytes poikilocytosis polychromasia polychromatic macrocytes polycythaemia primary myelofibrosis red cells renal sickle cell anaemia sickle cell trait spherocytes staining target cells thalassaemia thrombocytopenia tissues toxic granulation usually vitamin B12 white cells