Hematology Techniques and Concepts for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd Edition

Now in full color, Hematology Techniques and Concepts for Veterinary Technicians, Second Edition is a thorough update to this introduction to the fundamental concepts of collecting, handling, and preparing hematology samples. Covering the basics of blood composition, cell morphology, and sample collection, handling, and preparation, the book is designed specifically for veterinary technicians and students to gain a full understanding of why each test is performed and ensure accurate test results.

Key concepts have also been added to each chapter to better promote learning, and terms are now defined throughout the text, with the definitions collected into a glossary.  User-friendly and well-illustrated with charts, reference values, algorithms and photomicrographs, Hematology Techniques and Concepts for Veterinary Technicians, Second Edition is a key reference for veterinary technicians and veterinary technology students.

  • Discusses the basics of blood composition, with detailed descriptions of red and white blood morphology and function
  • Covers the fundamental concepts of collecting, handling and preparing samples for the hematology laboratory for common domestic species
  • Explains the relevance of each hematology test, in addition to how to recognize both normal and abnormal test results
  • New to this edition is a chapter dedicated to automated laboratory methods and instruments, explanations of newer techniques and tests, and more in-depth discussions of immunology and cytology
Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

1 Introduction to the Hematology Laboratory 3

2 Composition of Blood 9

3 Blood Volume and Effects of Blood Loss 17

4 Blood Collection and Handling 23

5 Blood Smears and Staining 33

6 Routine Hematology Laboratory Tests 41

7 Automated Laboratory Methods and Instruments 71

8 Leukocyte Cell Types and Functions 83

9 Introduction to the Immune System 99

10 Erythrocyte Form, Function, and Indices 113

11 Erythrocyte Abnormalities 121

12 Anemias and Polycythemias 133

13 Hemostasis and Coagulation 141

14 Hematopoiesis and Bone Marrow Examination 151

15 Collection and Handling of Cytology Samples 159

Glossary 171

Recommended Reading 177

Index 179

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