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: ...

Reticulocytes smear

Supravital stain of a smear of human blood from a patient with hemolytic anemia. The reticulocytes are the cells with the dark blue dots and curved linear structures (reticulum) in ...

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 ...

Hemoglobin C Diease and Trait laboratory diagnosis

Hemoglobin C (HbC) is an abnormal hemoglobin in which substitution of a glutamic acid with a lysine at the 6th position of the β-globin chain This mutation is either heterozygous ...
CBC with megaloblastic anemia

CBC with megaloblastic anemia

CBC with megaloblastic anemia ==================== The CBC here shows a markedly increased MCV, typical for megaloblastic anemia. The MCV can be mildly increased in persons recovering ...

Hereditary Spherocytosis

  Congenital spherocytic anemia is a disorder of the surface layer (membrane) of red blood cells. It leads to red blood cells that are shaped like spheres, and premature breakdown ...

Serum Iron, TIBC, Transferrin and Ferritin levels in Anemia

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