The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) measures the rate of settling (sedimentation) of erythrocytes in anticoagulated whole blood. Anticoagulated blood is allowed to stand in a glass tube for 1 hour…
This method conceived and formulated by Stott and Lewis in 1995. This method is much similar in principle to the now outdated Tallqvist method. Positive technical changes have been made…
Variations of leukocyte count occur in many infectious, hematologic, inflammatory, and neoplastic diseases. Therefore, laboratory evaluation of almost all patients begins with the examination of the patient’s blood for total…
Size: 6.7 to 7.7 μ in diameter. Cytoplasm: Pink in color. The mature red blood cell is a nonnucleated, round, biconcave cell. Erythropoiesis: The main function of the red blood…
Platelets Platelets, also called "thrombocytes", are blood cells whose function (along with the coagulation factors) is to stop bleeding. Platelets have no nucleus: they are fragments of cytoplasm which are…
Total leukocyte count (TLC) refers to the number of white blood cells in 1 μl of blood (or in 1 liter of blood if the result is expressed in SI…
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