HEMATOLOGY

Inflammatory markers

Mar 13, 2020 by in HEMATOLOGY Comments Off on Inflammatory markers

Figure 7.1: Cellular and exudative inflammation The tissue damage elicits a cellular signal: CRP, to recruit and increase the number of neutrophils. To aid this process, the enzyme COX-2 produces…

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Coagulation and deep vein thrombosis

Mar 13, 2020 by in HEMATOLOGY Comments Off on Coagulation and deep vein thrombosis

This process also produces an inflammatory response, so it makes sense also to measure white blood cell count.) This leads to an increase in erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) through increased…

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Chronic disease markers: Cholesterol

Mar 13, 2020 by in HEMATOLOGY Comments Off on Chronic disease markers: Cholesterol

normal other LFT values.) Troponins peak after seven hours and remain elevated for up to seven days. Troponins are muscle structure (contraction) proteins, which are released into the blood after…

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Family groups

Mar 13, 2020 by in HEMATOLOGY Comments Off on Family groups

Input System Output Oxygen/Carbon Dioxide Kidney Erythropoietin (EPO) Erythropoietin (EPO) Bone marrow Red blood cells Cellular damage Liver C-reactive protein (CRP) C-reactive protein (CRP) Bone marrow Neutrophils (White blood cells)…

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Transfusion testing

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9 Transfusion testing As blood transfusion involves the transfer of either whole blood or specific blood products between patients, certain screening tests need to be conducted. It may also be…

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Case study: Interpreting abnormal results

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Test Test 1 result Test 2 result Full blood count (FBC) Platelets NORMAL NORMAL White cell markers White blood cell count (WBC) HIGH HIGH Neutrophils HIGH HIGH Lymphocytes NORMAL NORMAL…

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Hematological Reference Values

Jul 3, 2019 by in HEMATOLOGY Comments Off on Hematological Reference Values

The normal range for most hematologic parameters in infancy and childhood is different from that in adults. Dramatic changes occur during the first few weeks of life. The recognition of…

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Blood Banking Principles and Practices

Jul 3, 2019 by in HEMATOLOGY Comments Off on Blood Banking Principles and Practices

Abstract The discipline of Transfusion Medicine (also known as “Blood Banking”) includes: (i) the collection, testing, processing, and preparation of blood and blood components; (ii) the selection of the most…

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