Key Features

  • Over 1,000 photomicrographs facilitate microscopic analysis and interpretation of the cellular components of the blood.
  • Full-color, high-resolution images facilitate identification of different blood cell types, numbers, anomalies and conditions.
  • Multiple representations of morphologic abnormalities aid in recognition of conditions where variations in appearance commonly occur.
  • Practical information includes an overview of laboratory methods, equipment and supplies, sample collection, staining and handling, and diagnostic interpretation of blood smears.
  • Coverage of 125 topics ranges from the morphology of erythrocytes to chronic myeloid leukemia.
  • Spiral binding allows the book to lay open next to the microscope, making it a quick and easy reference while on the job.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Blood Smear Preparation and Examination

Section 1: General Assessment

Section 2: Red Blood Cells

Section 3: White Blood Cells

Section 4: Platelets

Section 5: Hematopoietic Neoplasia

Section 6: Extracellular Organisms

Appendix: Reticulocyte Count

Appendix: Saline Dilution/Dispersion Test

Details

No. of pages:
284
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323044684
Electronic ISBN:
9780323171991

About the editors

Amy Valenciano

Affiliations and Expertise

Veterinary Clinical Pathologist IDEXX Reference Laboratories Dallas, Texas

Ronald Tyler

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, Department of Anatomy, Pathology, and Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK