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What's the equation for a corrected white blood count?

Observed WBC count * 100/ 100 + NRBC

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Why do you do a Reticulocytes count?

To measure a regenerative response

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What dye do you use for a Reticulocytes count?

Methylene blue

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What are the two types of Reticulocytes in cats?

Punctate and aggregate

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What are punctate Reticulocytes?

2-8 Basophilic stipples

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What is aggregate Reticulocytes?

Basophilic lines , more typical reticulocytes

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What cat Reticulocytes do you count?

Aggregate

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When will fibrinogen levels increase?

During inflammation

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How can you measure fibrinogen levels?

By heating plasma to 56 C

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What does heating up fibrinogen do?

Fibrinogen pellets out but other plasma protiens stay suspended

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What indicates incompatibility for cross matching?

Agglutination

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How many types of blood do cats have?

3

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How many types of blood do dogs have?

11

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What is an observed Reticulocytes count?

#of Reticulocytes / 1000 RBC

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What is an absolute Reticulocytes count?

Reticulocytes percent X RBC count (10^6/ul)

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What are normal retic counts in dogs and cats?

D60,000 and C<15,000

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What are weak retic counts in dogs and cats?

D150,000 and C50,000

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What are moderate retic counts in Dogs and cats

D300,000 and cat100,000

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What are strong retic counts in dogs and cats?

D750000 and cats >200000