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vocab. for Heme 1

vocabulary words

Red blood cells(RBC's) erythrocytes
The study of blood hematology
Gives blood its red color and carries O2 and CO2 hemoglobin(Hgb)
white blood cells(WBC's) leukocytes
platelets thrombocytes
physcians office laboratory POL
legislation dealing with the operation of a clinical lab CLIA
enforces rules for workplace safety and health OSHA
lab testing that is simple in nature waived
lab testing performed under more stringent regulations moderately complex
lab testing that requires specific and specially trained personnel highly complex
refers to evaluated services and results, compared to accepted standards quality assurance(QA)
a process of assessing test procedures, reagents, and techniques of individuals quality control(QC)
used to examine objects unable to be seen by the human eye microscope
supports eyepiece of microscope arm
contains lens to magnify item being examined eyepieces
two eyepieces binocular
one eyepiece monocular
brings specimen into good definition fine focus dial
objective that magnifies X10 low-power field(lpf)
objective that magnifies X40 high-power field(hpf)
lens that magnifies X100 oil-immersion
has two clips that hold the specimen stage
controls the light desired on the microscope shutter(diaphragm)
can be raised or lowered, directs light onto specimen substage
Obtaining blood from just under the surface of the skin capillary puncture
common term for capillary puncture fingerstick
surgical puncture of a vein venipuncture/phlebotomy
the inner arm at the bend of the elbow antecubital
a constrictor used to distend the veins for blood withdrawal tourniquet
ability to return to shape after being stretched or depressed elasticity
a sharp instrument used to puncture the skin for capillary blood sample lancet
person who is trained to perform venipuncture phlebotomist
collection of blood just under the skin hematoma
breakdown of blood cells hemolysis
inhalant used to help revive a patient who has fainted spirits of ammonia
water portion of blood, contains clotting factors plasma
plasma without the clotting factors serum
intrument that rotates at variable rates of speed to separate components of the blood centrifuge
used in phlebotomy for difficult draws, back of hand, infants/children butterfly needle
a concave level of fluid in a tube or cylinder meniscus
refers to the size of the needle bore gauge
small instrument that measures hgb using a small drop of blood hemoglobinometer
stain used to differentiate different types of WBC's wright stain
production of too many RBC's polycythemia
size and shape of cells morphology
portion of hct capillary tube that is composed of leukocytes and thrombocytes buffy coat
decreased total number of RBC's anemia
Created by: clarevoyant1019



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