Most abundant protein in the blood.
Red blood cells that vary in cell size.
Inside of the elbow.
Medication that inhibits blood clotting.
Vessel which carries blood away from the heart.
Large vein on the inner side of the upper arm (small finger side)
WBC which releases histamine and is increased during allergic reactions.
Waste that is considered to be contaminated and potentially infectious.
Liquid tissue containing plasma and formed elements (cells)
thin layer between plasma and RBC in a volume of anticoagulated blood. Contains WBC & PLT's.
Puncture of capillary to withdraw blood.
Large vein on the outer side of the upper arm (thumb side)
Complete Blood Count
CBC - Test to determine the cellular components of blood.
Test to determine wether donated blood will be compatible with recipients blood.
Test to determine percentage of the five types of WBC's in blood.
Any blood abnormality.
WBC which counteracts histamine and is increased during the healing processes.
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
ESR - Test that measures the speed at which RBC's settle out in anticoagulated blood.
Destruction of RBC's
Instrument used to measure amount of glucose in blood.
Process where blood is withdrawn from a PT.
Test to determine percentage of packed RBC's in a volume of blood.
Iron containing pigment of RBC's helps RBC's transport oxygen.
Hereditary disease in which there is a lack of factor VIII or IX which causes blood to not clot properly
Formation of blood cells.
To stop bleeding.
Viral infection and inflammation of the liver causing jaundice, easily transmissable.
RBC's that have an increased color.
RBC's having decreased red color.
Small, sharp instrument used to perform capillary punctures.
Increase in WBC due to bacterial infections (appendicitis, pneumonia) or leukemia
Decrease in WBC due to viral infections or bone marrow depression.
WBC's responsible for maintaining the immune system, includes T-Cell and B-Cells.
Large WBC's (monocyte) capable of phagocytosis (eating).
Median Cubital Vein
Large vein in the middle of the upper arm, used mostly for venipuncture.
Cell in the bone marrow which produces thrombocytes.
WBC's responsible for phagocytosis, often referred to as macrophage. Increased during long term or chronic infections.
WBC's responsible for phagocytosis, increased during short term or acute infections.
RBC's that are normal in color.
Pin sized red dots on the skin caused by broken capillaries.
Cell capable of ingesting foreign substances and other cells.
Process of ingesting foreign substances and other cells.
Incision into a vein to remove blood.
Liquid portion of the blood, cells, clotting factors and other substances are found in plasma.
RBC's that vary in cell shape.
RBC's that vary in red color.
PT test to determine the amount of time it takes to activate prothrombin in order for a clot to form.
Red Blood Cell Count
test to approximate the number of RBC's in a cubic millimeter of blood.
Immature nucleated RBC.
Study of serum, lab dept that deals with the tests of the iummune response.
Liquid portion of blood that does not contain clotting factors.
Platelets, cell fragments which initiate clotting process.
Decreased amount of platelets.
Destruction of a blood clot.
Strap used to occlude the veins when performing venipuncture.
Surgical puncture of a vein to withdraw blood.