Blood Smears

Learning Objectives

  • Identify basic cells in a normal peripheral blood smear and their major functions.
  • Recognize morphologic features of iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid deficiency on a peripheral blood smear.
  • Be familiar with morphologic features in the peripheral blood of patients with hereditary red cell disorders.

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In-class Session

Readiness Assessment Quiz

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