EDL-080: Proper Blood Smear Preparation
EDL-080: Proper Blood Smear Preparation

Publication Date: 2018 July New
Email: mary-cass@tamu.edu

Product Code: EDL-080

Free electronic download only. The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory offers a wide range of state-of-the-art diagnostic tests for hundreds of species, including cattle, equine, dogs, cats and wildlife. Although there have been substantial advances in benchtop hemotology instrumentation for veterinary species, manual evaluation of a blood smear remains a vital part of a complete blood count (CBC). Ideally, blood smear evaluation should be performed on a properly prepared blood smear to improve the assessment of all cell lines. Freshly prepared blood smears should be submitted with all EDTA blood for CBC tests.  2 pages