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Pathologic Red Blood Cell (RBC) Morphologies and Associated Diseases

Acanthocyte (spur cell),  
Basophilic stippling, 
Bite cell,
Pathologic Red Blood ... Cell (RBC) Morphologies ... cell, Other RBC ... Howell-Jolly bodies #RBC ... Atlas #Microscopy #Pathology
Beautiful acanthocytes/spur cells in a patient with McLeod Syndrome. X-linked disorder characterized by reduced expression of
expression of Kell RBC ... Syndrome #Smear #Pathology
Overall Approach to Anemia - Differential Diagnosis Algorithm

Blood Loss
 • Acute Bleed - Normocytic / Normochromic
/ Normochromic RBCs ... TIBC, Hypochromic RBCs ... Decreased RBC ... Thalassemia • RBC ... Disorder • RBC
Approach to the Peripheral Blood Smear - Morphology and Pathology
Low power (200x): Scan slide for WBC
Morphology and Pathology ... lineages: • RBC ... Examine where RBCs ... lymphocytes, monocytes RBCs ... #Blood #Smear #Pathology
Red Blood Cell Morphology Atlas

Size variation, Hemoglobin distribution,  
Hypochromia,  
Shape variation,  
Inclusions, 
Red
#Blood #Smear #RBC
TRANSFUSION MEDICINE TERMINOLOGY
ABO typing: front type: A/B antigens (pt's RBC + reagent anti-A or B); back:
antigens (pt's RBC ... plasma + reagent RBCs ... for D antigen on RBC ... (pt’s RBC + reagent ... plasma & donor RBC
Blood Product Components, Contents, Volume and Shelf Life

Whole blood (autologous or directed donations) - RBC and
directed donations) - RBC ... Hct of 70-80% - RBC ... plasma, a few RBC ... ofplasma, a few RBC
Hyperkalemia Differential Diagnosis Algorithm
R/O Pseudo-hyperkalemia:
 • Possible Lab error! Alwavs Repeat Blood sample!
 • Leukocytosis, Thrombocytosis:
ischemia-induced RBC ... hemolysis) • RBC
Causes of Anemia with Low Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) - Differential Diagnosis Algorithm
Decreased Heme Synthesis or
- Fe/TlBC, MCV/RBC ... TIBC Normal - MCV/RBC ... inclusions in RBC
Causes of False Elevation and Reduction in HbA1c

== False Elevation ==
Decreased RBC turnover 
• Iron, B-12,
== Decreased RBC ... Glucose Content • RBC ... Reduction == Increase RBC ... Dilutional Effect • RBC