Chapter 2. Assessing Red Cells

  1. Barbara J. Bain MB BS FRACP FRCPath

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750759.ch2

Beginner's Guide to Blood Cells, Second Edition

Beginner's Guide to Blood Cells, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bain, B. J. (ed) (2004) Assessing Red Cells, in Beginner's Guide to Blood Cells, Second Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750759.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Reader in Diagnostic Haematology, Department of Haematology, St Mary's Hospital Campus, Imperial College, St Mary's Hospital, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405121750

Online ISBN: 9780470750759

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Keywords:

  • red cell assessment;
  • red cell cize;
  • pappenheimer bodies;
  • blood count;
  • microcytosis

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Assessing red cell number and distribution (anaemia, polycythaemia, rouleaux formation, red cell agglutination)

  • Assessing red cell size (microcytosis, macrocytosis, anisocytosis)

  • Assessing red cell shape (poikilocytosis)

  • Detecting red cell inclusions (Pappenheimer bodies, basophilic stippling, Howell-Jolly bodies)

  • The full blood count in red cell assessment