Summary of Abnormal Red Blood Cell Morphologies and Disease States

Before we start with the abnormal morphologies, let’s talk about normal morphology of Red Blood Cells. Normal mature RBC are biconcave, round discs that are about 6 – 8 in ...

Poikilocytosis and RBC inclusions associated with asplenic patients

The RBC in the center of the field contains several Howell-Jolly bodies, or inclusions of nuclear chromatin remnants. There is also a nucleated RBC just beneath this RBC. Abnormal ...
Schistocyte in a case of β- thalassemia intermedia

Schistocyte in a case of β- thalassemia intermedia

This smear from a β- thalassemia intermedia patient, the arrow point to a Schistocyte The Findings: – Anisocytosis – Poikilocytosis – Hypochromia – Target ...
Hypochromic and Microcytic Red Cells

Hypochromic microcytic anemia on peripheral smear

This is hypochormic microcytic anemia condition Hypochormic as central pallor zone increased in most red cells Microcytic as cells are smaller than normal Anisocytosis (variation in ...
© 2021 Medical Laboratories. All rights reserved. Site Admin · Entries RSS · Comments RSS
Powered by WordPress · Powered by Medical Labs