Objectives for hemotology Test # 4

Objectives for hemotology Test # 4 - Objectives for...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Objectives for hematology: 1. Describe the components of whole blood and the relative amount (percentage) of whole blood occupied by plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Composition of Blood Whole Blood: blood taken out of needle 1) 55% Plasma: Mostly water with dissolved proteins Plasma proteins: - Albumins: provides osmotic pressure to blood -Globulins: Antibodies used for immunity -Fibrinogen: converted to fibrin where blood clots 2) ~1% Buffy coat: 3) ~45% Red blood cells: hematocrit: approximates the % of RBCs in whole blood & % of whole blood occupied by formed elements. -White blood cells (leukocytes) -Platelets (Thrombocytes) -Red Blood cells (Erythrocytes) Serum: 2. Define the term hematocrit and describe how this value is related to the oxygen carrying capacity of blood. hematocrit: approximates the % of RBCs in whole blood & % of whole blood occupied by formed elements. -White blood cells (leukocytes)
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 4

Objectives for hemotology Test # 4 - Objectives for...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online