ANSC 151 Lab3
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an agent that preserves blood from clotting
an anticoagulant used in performing blood coagulation tests
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (EDTA)
an anticoagulant that binds calcium
an anticoagulant used in performing CBCs
clotted whole blood
unclotted whole blood
the presence of fatty material in plasma or serum, sometimes a result of not fasting the animal before drawing blood
Used to draw blood by creating a vacuum at which to fill collection tubes to the desired amount.
a decrease in the red blood cells ability to carry oxygen
Complete Blood Count
blood test that is run to determine a large amount of information about RBCs, WBCs and Platelets
blood test that detects cell morphology
counts particles based on their displacement of electrolyte solution when particles pass through the aperture
Laser Flow Cytometry
focuses a laser beam to evaluate the size and density of cells. Each cell scatters light differently
used to manually count cells
a specific pattern of markings on a hematocytometer slide that facilitates the counting of WBCs, RBCs, and platelets
too many RBCs
Quantitative buffy coat analysis
gives hematocrit value and estimates WBC and Platelet concentrations
layer of white material in the tube after centrifugation that consists of WBCs and Platelets
Mean Corpuscular Volume. Measures that size of RBCs
PCV/RBC X 10
Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin. Measures average weight of hemoglobin
HC/RBC X 10
Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration. Measures concentration of hemoglobin.
HC/PCV X 100
Function protein of the RBC
Yellowish coloration of serum or plasma
Cloudy white coloration of serum or plasma
Form of hemoglobin that is naturally occurring
Tiny tubes used in PCV
Packed Cell Volume. Percentage of RBCs in whole blood
a form of hemoglobin that releases oxygen during respiration
Leukocyte of avian, reptile, and fish spices
abnormally large platelets
an abnormal increase in neutrophils. Usually indicates bodies response to an infection.
Spur Cells. Usually associated with liver disease and dogs with hemangiosarcoma
a variation in size of RBCs
the death of cells by shrinkage, rapid fragmentation, and engulfment of the fragments by neighboring cells
the nucleus may have clefts or indention. Looks like a monocyte
cells become coated with antibodies and begin to clump together. Occurs in immune mediated diseases
a morphologic change present with left shift when cells stain bluer.
RBCs that have small blue granules. Represents presence of residual RNA
RBC characterized by an increased membrane surface areal relative to cell volume.
Neutrophils have large fused lysosomes. Sean in Persian cats, cattle, and foxes
Tear drop shaped cells
small gray blue area in cytoplasm of immature and toxic grandulocytes
a morphologic abnormality of RBCs that is characterized by sickle shaped cells
Burr Cells. Associated with renal disease, snake bites, and lymphosarcoma
remnant of membranes.
round structures of RBCs that represent denatured hemoglobin and appear as a pale area when stained with Wrights stain.
the destruction of RBCs
remnant of the cells nucleus