Blood Cells: A Practical Guide enables both the haematologist and laboratory scientist to identify blood cell features, from the most common to the most obscure. It provides essential information on methods of collection, blood film preparation and staining, together with the principles of manual and automated blood counts.
Although microscopy and the automated full blood count remain the core subjects within this expanded edition, Blood Cells also includes brief descriptions on cytogenetics and molecular genetics, as well as more detail on the rote of immunophenotyping. In addition, there is a completely revised and updated section on instrumentation that includes the latest models. The final two chapters deal with all the common and many uncommon conditions that may affect the blood and indicate what further tests are likely to be useful when a particular diagnosis is suspected.
The new edition of this comprehensive guide is:
• highly visual with over 350 colour illustrations
• the only up-to-date book guiding haematologists and laboratory scientists through the wide range of blood disorders in a practical and concise way
• both a haematology reference book and a practical bench manual for the laboratory