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Section 1

Red Blood Cells and Erythropoiesis

Description

Review the morphology and life cycle of RBCs and explore the structure and function of hemoglobin. Explore the maturation stages in RBC development and the use of the traditional RBC indices.

 

Objectives
  • Describe the morphology and life cycle of RBCs

  • Explain the structure and function of hemoglobin

  • List the maturation stages in RBC development

  • Discuss the use of the traditional RBC indices

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Section 1 Quiz | RBC and Erythropoiesis

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Section 2 | Traditional RBC Indices

Review the traditional RBC indices and learn how MCH and MCHC are calculated and how to compare RDW-CV and RDW-SD.
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