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LOM Ch 13 Labs

Hematology tests

antiglobulin test test for the presence of antibodies that coat and damage erythrocytes
bleeding time time required for blood to stop flowing from a tiny puncture wound
coagulation time time required for venous blood to clot in a test tube
Complete blood count (CBC) determination of numbers of lbood cells, hemoglobin concentration, hematocrit, and red cell values (MCH, MCV, MCHC)
erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) speed at which erythrocytes settle out of plasma (tests for inflammation)
hematocrit (Hct) percentage od rbc in volume of lbood
Hemoglobin (Hgb) total amount of hemoglobin in a sample of peripheral blood
platelet count number of platelets per cubic millimeter or microliter of blood
prothrombin time (PT) Test of the ability of blood to clot
red blood cell count (RBC) number of erythrocytes per cubic millimeter of blood
red blood cell morphology microscopic exam of a stained blood smear to determine the shape of individual red cells (anisocytosis, poikilocytosis, sickle cell)
white blood cell count (WBC) number of leukocytes per cubic millimeter of blood
white blood cell differential percentages of different types of leukocytes in the blood
shift to the left An increase in immature neutrophils (as seen with severe infection)
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