Chapter 1. Blood Sampling and Blood Film Preparation and Examination

  1. Barbara J. Bain MBBS, FRACP, FRCPath

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987551.ch1

Blood Cells: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition

Blood Cells: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Bain, B. J. (ed) (2006) Blood Sampling and Blood Film Preparation and Examination, in Blood Cells: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition, Barbara J. Bain, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987551.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Professor of Diagnostic Haematology, St Mary's Hospital Campus of Imperial College, Faculty of Medicine, London and Honorary Consultant Haematologist, St Mary's Hospital, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 9 JUN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405142656

Online ISBN: 9780470987551

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Keywords:

  • blood sampling;
  • blood film preparation;
  • blood examination;
  • anticoagulant and specimen container;
  • needle-prick injury

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Fixation, staining and mounting

  • Storage of slides

  • Setting up and using a microscope

  • Examining a blood film

  • Test your knowledge