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Hematology Techniques and Concepts for Veterinary Technicians

Handbook / Manual

By: GL Voight

139 pages, Col plates, b/w illus, figs, tabs

Iowa State University Press

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #119369 | ISBN: 0813804914
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The veterinary technician who performs a hematologic examination is often the only one who sees and handles the patient's blood. To produce accurate test results- ones that will yield invaluable diagnostic information- the technician must not only be able to run the tests by must understand why they are being performed. "Hematology Techniques and Concepts for Veterinary Technicians" introduces: * The basics of blood composition, with detailed descriptions of red and white cell blood morphology and function; * The sites of formation and distribution of the cellular elements within the body and how these can be altered under physiologic and pathologic conditions; * Step-by-step procedures for numerous common laboratory tests and basic information on the significance of the results; * The immune system, to help technicians understand the interrelationships of leukocytes, the major cells involved in an immune response; * Specialized tests, such as the collection, handling, and examination of bone marrow and cytology samples. The easy-to-follow format includes color plates and illustrations as well as tables of reference values to be used by veterinary technology students as guides for their own test results.


Introduction to the haematology laboratory; Composition of blood; Blood volume; Blood collection and handling; Blood smears and staining; Routine haematology laboratory tests; Leukocyte cell types and functions; Introduction to the immune system; Erythrocyte form, function, and indices; Erythroctye abnormalities; Anaemias and plycythemias; Haematostasis and coagulation; Haematopoiesis and bone marrow exam; Cytology.

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