Blood_20Histo_20Guide - BLOOD SMEAR HISTOLOGY GUIDE All of...

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BLOOD SMEAR HISTOLOGY GUIDE All of the following images are public domain images downloaded from http://www.wikipedia.org ERYTHROCYTES (RED BLOOD CELLS) Most common blood cell. Pale pink in color, often with a white center (giving it a “doughnut” appearance), biconcave circular disc, no nucleus. They have round edges in life but when they dry out, the edges can appear ruffled. Left image below shows RBCs as they will appear on your slide; right image shows them as they are in life. THROMBOCYTES (PLATELETS) Common blood cell. Very small, flat purple discs with irregular shapes and no nucleus. They will show up as irregularly shaped purple dots in the spaces between the other blood cells. LEUKOCYTES (WHITE BLOOD CELLS) GRANULOCYTES : All granulocytes have granular cytoplasm (meaning, you can see tiny “grains” or spots in the cytoplasm). Cytoplasm may stain pink or purple, depending on the type of granulocytes. NEUTROPHILS
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2009 for the course IB 131L taught by Professor Lewis during the Spring '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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