By Barbara J. Bain
- allows either the haematologist and laboratory scientist to spot blood telephone good points, from the most typical to the extra obscure
- offers crucial info on equipment of assortment, blood movie guidance and marking, including the foundations of guide and automatic blood counts
- thoroughly revised and up-to-date, incorporating a lot newly released info: now contains recommendation on extra assessments whilst a particular prognosis is suspected
- four hundred prime quality photos to assist with blood cellphone identification
- Highlights the aim and scientific relevance of haematology laboratory assessments all through
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When using light Performing a blood count microscopy, brilliant cresyl blue can be added to the diluent. This stains platelets light blue and facilitates their identiication. On light microscopy, platelet identiication is aided by their refractivity. It is easier to identify platelets by phase‐contrast microscopy and such counts are therefore generally more precise. Manual platelet counts are generally imprecise, particularly when the count is low. They are also very laborious, so that when this was the only technique available, counts were performed only when there was a clear clinical indication.
6 FEMTOLITERS Fig. 7 Histograms produced by a Coulter S Plus IV automated counter showing volume distribution of white cells, red cells and platelets. LH 780 – produce a ive‐part differential white cell count, which is based on various physical characteristics of white cells, following partial stripping of cytoplasm (Fig. 6). Three simultaneous measurements are made on each cell: (i) impedance measurements with low‐frequency electromagnetic current, dependent mainly on cell volume; (ii) conductivity measurements with high‐ frequency (radiofrequency) electromagnetic current, which alters the bipolar lipid layer of the cell membrane allowing the current to penetrate the cells and is therefore dependent mainly on the internal structure of the cell, including nucleocytoplasmic ratio, nuclear density and granularity; (iii) forward light scattering at 10–70° when cells pass through a laser beam determined by the structure, shape and relectivity of the cell.
6) there is a measurable increase in the electrical impedance across the aperture as each cell passes Stopcock Wire from internal electrode Internal electrode Wire from external electrode Mercury-containing manometer for controlling and metering flow through the aperture External electrode Aperture through which cells in suspension are drawn Wires from electrodes which stop and start particle counting Fig. 6 Semi‐diagrammatic representation of part of Coulter Counter, model FN, showing the aperture tube and the manometer used for metering the volume of cell suspension counted.