Xanthochromia at the right tube, notice the yellow color

What is Xanthochromia ?

Xanthochromia: It is the yellowish appearance of cerebrospinal fluid. Seen in: Subarachnoid hemorrhage Tests: CT, a type of brain scan Lumbar puncture The tube at the right side
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 ...
Tips for making a good blood smear

Tips for making a good blood smear

<1> Clean slides <2> The size of the drop: not more than 10microL < 3> Speed of spreading action: Don’t move it too slow or too fast to have feathered edge smear. <4> ...
Stomatocytes - Hereditary stomatocytosis case

Stomatocytes on blood smear

Stomatocytes: [fish mouth- like] (RBC’s Alterations) Seen in patients with: Hereditary stomatocytosis (results in haemolytic anaemia)

Haematopoiesis Diagram

Haematopoiesis is the formation of blood cellular components. All cellular blood components are derived from haematopoietic stem cells.  Haematopoiesis
Jaundice Symptoms

Jaundice Symptoms and causes

Jaundice: is the yellowing of the skin and the eyes 1) Pre-hepatic (hemolytic): The pathology is occurring prior to the liver. Sickle cell anemia Spherocytosis Thalassemia G6PD deficiency Hemolytic ...
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