was diagnosed by standard morphological features based on microscopic examination from 82 stained blood smears
. Cytological studies revealed that there were Babesia sp.
The sample size was measured using nMaster Sample Size Computer Software  for single proportion using the prevalence from a study from South India,  where pancytopenia was found in 3% of blood smears
In the WBC nucleus segmentation step, a cell nucleus enhancer is proposed to segment the region we are interested in by enhancing the region of the leukocyte nucleus and suppressing the other region of the blood smear
The blood smear
is of great importance in the differential diagnosis of macrocytic anaemias.
Patient's age was divided in three categories, out of which most common age group presenting with new-onset pancytopenia on peripheral blood smear
After fifteen days of treatment, blood smears
were again prepared and examined for the identification of trypanosomiasis infection and drug efficacy.
In case 1, the hospital laboratory's reluctance to process the patient's blood specimen introduced delay in malaria testing, and PCR testing rather than blood smear
testing for malaria was performed at the state laboratory.
Despite a recent report of a malaria slide positivity rate of 1.19% in Iran , we did not record a single case of infection by blood smear
microscopy in the Bushehr province.
Her blood smears
examined for parasites were reported as positive for Plasmodium falciparum trophozoites with very low parasite titer.
In conclusion: A dearth of malaria POC test results should not be considered to be a handicap by any laboratory, since a thorough evaluation of peripheral blood smears
detecting different Plasmodium species would be ideal for diagnosing malaria even at higher and lower ambient temperatures.
Parasitemia level for a peripheral blood smear
The commission on laboratory accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) requires each laboratory to have criteria for blood smear
review and keep evidence of such reviews.