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Hematology Test

Test Performed

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(Diff) Differential Determines the % of the different types of WBC's and RBC's and Plt morphology Hematology part of (CBC)
(Hct) Hematocrit Determines the volume of RBC's packed by centrifugation expressed in % Hematology part of (CBC)
(Hgb) Hemoglobin Determines the oxygen-carrying capacity of RBC's Hematology part of (CBC)
Indices Calculations to determine the size of RBC's and the amount of hemoglobin Hematology part of (CBC)
(MCH) Mean corpuscular hemoglobin Determines the amount of Hemoglobin in "a red blood cell". Hematology part of (CBC)
(MCHC) Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration Determines the weight of hemoglobin in "a red blood cell" and compares it with the size of the cell (expressed as a %) Hematology part of (CBC)
(MCV) Mean corpuscular volume Determines the size of RBC's Hematology part of (CBC)
PLT count Determines the "number" of platelets in circulating blood. Hematology part of (CBC)
RBC count Determines the "number" of RBC's in circulating blood. Hematology part of (CBC)
(RDW) Red cell distribution width Calculation to determine the difference in the "size" of RBC's (expressed as a %) Hematology part of (CBC)
WBC count Determines the "number" of WBC's in the circulating blood Hematology part of (CBC)
Body fluid analysis Determines the number and type of cells in various body fluids Hematology
Bone marrow Determines the number and type of cells in the bone marrow. Hematology
(ESR) Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Determines the rate of RBC's sedimentation. (Test for inflammatory disorders) Hematolgy
(Retic) Reticulocyte count Evaluates bone marrow production of RBC's Hematology
Sickle cell Screening test for hgb S (sickle cell anemia) Hematology
Special stains Determines the type of leukemia or other cellular disorders Hematology
Created by: rjstudynotes