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 ...
A Howell Jolly body is seen in one red cell (A). Also present are two nucleated red blood cells (B).
Nucleated red blood cells (NRBCs): they may look at fist similar to small mature ...
Smooth round dark blue-purple cytoplasmic inclusion
May be centrally located or sometimes in the periphery
Composed of fragments of DNA
Iron stain negative
Basophilic stippling is the occurrence of fine, medium, or coarse blue granules uniformly distributed throughout some red blood cells.
Fine stippling may be associated with polychromatophilia, ...
A: Basophilic Stippling
B: Howel-Jolley Bodies
C: Cabot’s Ring
E: Heinz Bodies
the round, dark-blue granules known as basophilic stippling
The granules are composed of precipitated ribosomes and mitochondria in immature red blood cells
Basophilic Stippling ...