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The Art And Science Of Haematology Morphology

Overview

The enumeration and analysis of blood cells with automated haematology analysers have significantly improved in recent years due to advances in cell detection technologies, which have reduced the manual differential rate. Despite these improvements, morphology remains a keystone of haematology. A thorough understanding of the principles and mechanisms behind Romanowsky staining methods can enhance laboratory practice in areas such as implementing new instruments or procedures, and troubleshooting poor staining performance. These ideas and suggestions are exemplified by a selection of patient cases showing how analytical results are complemented by good quality blood films and staining.

 

Speaker

Daniel Pelling, CSci, FIBMS, DFM
Site Manager for Blood Sciences, St. Mary’s Hospital, North West London Pathology
(London, United Kingdom)

 

Objectives
  • Overview of the mechanics behind slide making and the importance of morphology in clinical diagnosis
  • Implementation of staining protocols and considerations for your laboratory
  • Troubleshooting stain quality and factors to potentially adjust
  • Case reviews of morphology, accompanied with hematology results

 

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Daniel Pelling, CSci, FIBMS, DFM
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