Two Basophils in a Smear

  • Basophils contain large cytoplasmic granules which obscure the cell nucleus under the microscope.
  • Basophils contain anticoagulant heparin, which prevents blood from clotting too quickly. They also contain the vasodilator histamine, which promotes blood flow to tissues.
Basophils in blood smear

Basophils in blood smear


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