Blood Cells: A Practical Guide / Edition 4

Blood Cells: A Practical Guide / Edition 4

by Barbara J. Bain
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405142650

ISBN-13: 9781405142656

Pub. Date: 06/26/2006

Publisher: Wiley

Blood Cells has been written with both the practising haematologist and the trainee in mind. It aims to provide a guide for use in the diagnostic haematology laboratory, covering methods of collection of blood specimens, blood film preparation and staining, the principles of manual and automated blood counts and the assessment of the morphological features

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Blood Cells has been written with both the practising haematologist and the trainee in mind. It aims to provide a guide for use in the diagnostic haematology laboratory, covering methods of collection of blood specimens, blood film preparation and staining, the principles of manual and automated blood counts and the assessment of the morphological features of blood cells. The practising haematologist should find this book sufficiently comprehensive to be a reference source while, at the same time, the trainee haematologist and biomedical scientist should find it a straightforward and practical bench manual.

Enables both the haematologist and laboratory scientist to identify blood cell features, from the most common to the more obscure

  • Provides essential information on methods of collection, blood film preparation and staining, together with the principles of manual and automated blood counts
  • Completely revised and updated, incorporating much newly published information: now includes advice on further tests when a specific diagnosis is suspected
  • Four hundred high quality photographs to aid with blood cell identification
  • Highlights the purpose and clinical relevance of haematology laboratory tests throughout

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405142656
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/26/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
486
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.05(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
1Blood sampling and film preparation1
2Performing a blood count16
3Morphology of blood cells52
4Detecting erroneous blood counts155
5Normal ranges175
6Quantitative changes in blood cells190
7Important supplementary tests222
8Disorders of red cells and platelets241
9Disorders of white cells338
Index394

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