Module 6: Blood Smear Technique and Reticulocyte Counting

Module Objectives

  1. Identify on a blood smear the 3 “anatomic” structures of the  film (body, monolayer, and feathered edge)

  2. Paraphrase why larger cells migrate to the feathered edge

  3. Recite how you can recognize the monolayer using a microscope

  4. Differentiate between an aggregate and punctate reticulocyte

  5. Use the terms polychomatophil and reticulocyte appropriately based on the stain used

 

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