Chapter 2. Performing a Blood Count

  1. Barbara J. Bain MBBS, FRACP, FRCPath

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987551.ch2

Blood Cells: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition

Blood Cells: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Bain, B. J. (ed) (2006) Performing a Blood Count, in Blood Cells: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition, Barbara J. Bain, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987551.ch2

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 count;
  • haemoglobin concentration;
  • cyanmethaemoglobin method;
  • packed cell volume;
  • platelet count

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Basic techniques

  • Automated blood cell counters

  • Near-patient testing

  • Storage of blood specimens prior to testing

  • Test your knowledge