Flashcards in Intro to Hematology Deck (30)
What are blood forming tissues?
Bone marrow, liver, spleen
What types of blood cells are in blood?
Red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets
Counting numbers of cells.
Evaluating cell shape, size, contents and features.
Studying clot formation and clot dissolution.
Purpose of hematology?
To gain information about a patients well being.
Examples of blood conditions.
Anemia, leukemia, neoplasia, bleeding disorders.
What color top tube is used for Von Willebrands disease?
90% water and 10% proteins
Most numerous blood cell type. 250 found in one drop.
Red blood cells
What is the main function of red blood cells?
To transport oxygen through the body
Red blood has hemoglobin making it what type of blood?
Function of white blood cells?
Types of granulocytes.
Neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils
Types of agranulocytes.
White blood cells transport through the circulatory system to where, where they perform function?
What do platelets do?
Lifespan of a red blood cell
Lifespan of a platelet?
These are produced and released through bone marrow.
Formation and development of blood cells.
Where does hematopoiesis take place in a fetus?
Where does hematopoiesis take place in adults?
All types of blood cells arise initially from a single type of cell called....
A stem cell
These are the reason bone marrow transplants are successful.
Too few red blood cells.
Too many leukocytes are produced.
Too few platelets.