Blood Cells and Platelets

The blood has three types of formed elements: erythrocytes (red blood cells), leukocytes (white blood cells), and platelets or thrombocytes . Erythrocytes:  Also called red blood ...

Platelets Morphology

Size: 1.5 – 3 µm in diameter Nucleus: absent Cytoplasma: pale blue + purple granules Platelet Count in blood: (150–450)×10^9/L
Platelets on a blood smear

Platelets – what are they ?

Platelets: Most are 1/5 to 1/3 the size of a normal RBC . They are typically round with a blue-bray cytoplasm. Cytoplasm with purple/blue granules. Increased in: Iron deficiency ...
Blood Plasma and Buffy Coat

Blood Plasma and Buffy Coat

Blood plasma: is prepared by spinning a tube of fresh blood containing an anticoagulant (purple top tube) in a centrifuge until the blood cells fall to the bottom of the tube. The blood ...
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