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 ...

Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia blood smear and CBC Reports

Decreased RBC size and Hemoglobin content (MCH) and concentration (MCHC) and increased central zone of pallor for more than the third of cell diameter. Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia ...

Morphologic Evaluation of Red Blood Cells

Shape: Biconcave disc. Diameter : 7 ~ 8 μm. Central pallor occupy 1/3 rd of total cell diameter. Size : approx. same as nucleus of mature small lymphocyte.
Normal red blood cell - peripheral blood smear

Normal Red Blood Cells on peripheral blood smear

This is a normal peripheral blood smear, you might notice very slightly anisocytosis and poikilocytosis Red cells here are normochormic and central pallor is around 1/3 of cell diameter ...
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