Flashcards in Normal Red Blood Cells Deck (29):
Six stages of RBC maturation.
Rubriblast, prorubricyte, rubricyte, metarubricyte, polychromatophil, erythrocyte
The iron containing portion of hemoglobin?
Protein portion of hemoglobin.
Job of the hemoglobin.
Carrying O2 to tissues and CO2 to lungs
What does hemoglobin aid in?
Diagnose anemia, detect blood loss
What test can you find a Hemeglobin level in?
The bigger the central pallor....
The less Hemeglobin.
RBCs are what shape?
Bi- concave disks
What do we look for in red blood cells?
Size, shape, color
Only seeing several during your morphology scan.
Seeing 1-2 every few fields.
Seeing 1-2 every field
More than 1-2 every field but less than 1/2
More than 1-2 the cells.
Normal RBCs when they are all the same size.
Variation in size.
Increase in cell size.
Decrease in cell size.
Has less central pallor.
Has more central pallor.
Stacked coins arrangement. Common in horses
Saline breaks up this formation that is normal in horses.
What is central pallor?
Torn out piece in the middle of red blood cell (white portion)
How do you tell the difference between dog and. At RBCs?
Central pallor for cats, no central pallor for dogs.
What is the difference between normal RBCs and polychromatic cells?
Polychromatic cells are much larger
What are polychromatic cells?
Juvenile cells (high school age)
What are Nucleated red blood cells?
Young red blood cells (middle school age)