blood film


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blood film

a smear of blood made on a microscope slide that is subsequently fixed and stained for examination.
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The Alinity hs module automates blood film preparation and staining, and also has the ability to stain externally prepared blood films.
Confirmation of diagnosis was made by demonstration of plasmodium in the peripheral blood by thin and thick blood film examination by immunochromatographic test, Quantitative Buffy Coat analysis for parasite, complete blood profile including platelet count.
1] propose that a blood film be done on all patients, but provide no evidence to support the diagnostic yield of this approach.
42 x 10[sup]9/L with 37% lymphocytes and 16%“atypical” lymphocytes [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b on the blood film.
However, before discharge on day 6, thick blood film examination was still positive (192/[micro]L), but by day 11, his repeat blood film examination and his aldolase rapid diagnostic test results were negative.
A blood film would have shown a hypochromic microcytic anaemia.
HE/HPP are identified by careful examination of blood film of patient and parents and as many first degree relatives as possible.
tuberculosis PCR from gastric aspirate, negative blood film for malaria, negative bacteriological urinalysis, albumin 2.
This was followed by investigations such as complete blood count (CBC) with red cell indices, peripheral blood film (PBF) smear, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, serum iron, total iron binding capacity (TIBC), and serum ferritin.
Interestingly, automated blood film review is now possible using advanced microscopy such as the advanced RBC application of the Cellavision automated microscope which is able to pre-classify and pre-characterise almost all morphologic alterations in red cell morphology before validation [20].
Beside manual estimation of platelet count, blood film evaluation provides additional assessment of platelet size, shape, granulation, and analysis of phenomena such as aggregation or platelet satellitism.