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Abnormal RBC Morph

Shape variations

Poikilocytosis Increased variation in the SHAPE of RBCs.
Ovalocytes/Elliptocytes Oval, egg-shaped, elongated, or cigar-shaped RBCs.
Spherocytes Non-biconcave RBCs. Round or spherical, stain intense orange-red due to lack of central pallor.
Target Cells (Leptocytes) RBC that looks like a bulls eye target. Peripheral ring of hemoglobin, a ring of pallor/clearing, and central area of hemoglobin.
Shistocytes Fragmented RBCs less than one half the normal RBC volume.
Spiculated RBCs RBCs with scalloped, spicular, or spiny projections that are regularly/irregularly spaced. Echinocytes, Burr Cells, Acanthocytes, Dacryocytes, Stomatocytes, and Keratocytes.
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