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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

A complete blood count (CBC): is the most widely requested and single most important lab test on blood. Many CBCs are done as routine screens – tests that provide general information ...

Automated Cell Counting based on Optical technology (Optical principle)

Optical principle: Automated systems are now based on flow-through (also called flow cytometry) opticaltechnologies that identify cells on the basis of light scatter properties broadly ...

Automated Cell Counting based on Impedance technology (Coulter principle)

Impedance technology. This technology was originally known as the Coulter principle. There are several variations and adaptations to the impedance principle in use today from a variety ...

Types of Anemia

The following are some of the most common anemias. They are arbitrarily grouped according to RBC color and size; other sources may group them in different ways. 1. Anemia Due to Bleeding: ...

Hemoglobin function

Hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of RBCs, is composed of two pairs of protein chains called globin and four smaller units called heme, which contain iron. Iron binds and releases ...

Iron in your body

Iron is important in cellular metabolism and oxidation, the body needs only trace amounts of two types of iron: • Functional iron, a component of hemoglobin and myoglobin (a pigment ...

Scedosporium species colony and microscopic description

“Dark, elliptical conidia each supported by a conidiophore (‘lollipops‘)” is characteristic of Scedosporium apiospermum. The grayish-brown appearance of the ...

Fusarium species colony and microscopic description

“Multi-celled, sickle-form macroconidia” is the description for Fusarium species, which produces colonies with a distinctive rose red or purple red pigmentation.

Neutrophil’s drumstick

A drumstick consists of a small nuclear mass, about 1.5µ in diameter, which is attached to the body of the nucleus by means of a thin filament. Drumsticks may occur in any of the ...

Candida parapsilosis Morphology on Cornmeal Agar

Candida parapsilosis produces a crop of separated foci of growth that show radiating pseudohyphae and scattered blastoconidia, producing what are known as “spider” or “crossed ...
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