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Chapter-27 Hemoglobin, Total Count and Differential Count

BOOK TITLE: A Short Textbook of Pathology

Author
1. Sajal Md Tahminur Rahman
2. Charu Hosne Ara Tahmin
3. Sajani Tabassum Tahmin
4. Sarnali Tanjila Tahmin
ISBN
9789350904640
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11956_27
Edition
2/e
Publishing Year
2013
Pages
12
Author Affiliations
1. Modern Diagnostic Center Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2. Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
3. Bangladesh Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
4. Anwer Khan Modern Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Chapter keywords
Hb estimation, normal variation of TC, DC, methods of TC and DC, staining technique of PBF, clinical conditions associated with abnormal TC, DC, leukcoytosis, eosinophilia and eosinopenia, lymphocytostis and lymphopenia, monocytosis, basophilia and basopenia, examination of blood film

Abstract

Indicaiton of Hemoglobin (Hb) estimation, Total and differential count (TC, DC) their normal range, physiological and pathological variation, steps of hemoglobin estimation by different commonly used techniques, preparation and staining of a peripheral blood film (PBF), interpretation of a PBF are clearly and meticulously described. Also causes of leukocytosis, leucopenia, neutrophilia and neutropenia, lymphocytosis and lymphopenia, monocytosis, basophilia and basopenia, eosinophilia and eosinopenia are discussed.

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