Feathered edge of peripheral blood smear

  • Quick scan on low power through entire slide for adequate distribution of cells then Check for platelets clumping & atypical cells at feathered edge. (if there are platelets clumping there is no need to try and count platelets in the monolayer).
Zones of a blood smear

Zones of a blood smear

Monolayer of the smear

Monolayer of the smear

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