1Part I:Hematology Lab Tasks:• Total counts - RBC’s(be able to explain procedure & applications for total WBC counts)• Hematocrit & Hemoglobin contentBiology 112 Lab 2:Hematology and Physical TransportTotal Blood Cell Counts:The HemacytometerMicroscopic grid lines etched in the mirrored surfaces create chambers of precise volume. By counting the number of cells and multiplying by a known factor, an accurate count of cells / unit volume can be made.
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2Loading the HemacytometerHemocytometer GridTotal Counts - Red Blood Cells•Count allRBC’s from all “R” areas of the grid.•Multiply your count by 10,000•Your calculations yield the number of RBC’sper cubic millimeter of blood.100x1,000x