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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abnormal acute myeloid leukaemia alpha anisocytosis Assessing Auer rods basophilic beta thalassaemia trait blast cells blood cells blood count blood film blood film shows bone marrow aspirate cause chromatin chronic myeloid leukaemia circulating clinical confirm the diagnosis cytoplasm detection differential disease eosinophils Further steps gene globin granulocyte haematological haemoglobin haemolysis healthy Heinz bodies hereditary spherocytosis Howell–Jolly bodies hypochromia hypogranular hyposplenism Immunophenotyping increased irregularly contracted cells leucocytosis lymphocytosis lymphoid macrocytes malaria mature MCHC Megaloblastic anaemia microcytosis Monocytes morphological myeloblast myelocytes myelodysplastic syndromes myeloma neonatal neoplasms neutropenia neutrophil neutrophil count normal range normocytic NRBCs nucleus occur Pappenheimer bodies patient platelet platelet count poikilocytes poikilocytosis polychromasia polycythaemia present primary myelofibrosis promyelocytes red cell indices red cells renal reticulocyte count rouleaux formation serum sickle cell anaemia sickle cell trait small numbers spherocytes staining target cells thalassaemia thrombocytopenia tion tissues usually vitamin B12 white cells