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Blood Cells: A Practical Guide, 5th Edition

Blood Cells: A Practical Guide, 5th Edition

Barbara J. Bain

ISBN: 978-1-118-81733-9

Jan 2015, Wiley-Blackwell

504 pages

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  • 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
  • 400 high quality photographs to aid with blood cell identification
  • Highlights the purpose and clinical relevance of haematology laboratory tests throughout

Related Resources

Preface, vi

Acknowledgements, vii

List of abbreviations, viii

About the companion website, x

1 Blood sampling and blood film preparation and examination, 1

2 Performing a blood count, 17

3 Morphology of blood cells, 67

4 Detecting erroneous blood counts, 186

5 Normal ranges, 211

6 Quantitative changes in blood cells, 232

7 Important supplementary tests, 277

8 Disorders of red cells and platelets, 295

9 Disorders of white cells, 416

Index, 482