Material and Methods: 74 blood smears
(35 women and 39 men) have been performed and then stained.
However, another study demonstrated that the review of blood smears
for anemia did not correlate with diagnostic accuracy or the number of tests that were subsequently ordered.
One of these patients was given a diagnosis of babesiosis on the basis of serologic data obtained 2 months after the initial illness without blood smear
In this phase, the technical staff were not informed that the study was related to yeast, and therefore their "sensitivity" in this stage of the study reflects their ability to identify yeast during routine blood smear
We report an alternative hematologic approach for quantification and differentiation of avian blood cells by using high-throughput image cytometry on blood smears
in psittacine bird species.
The patient's peripheral blood smear
had not been evaluated prior to presentation to our facility EDTA-DP was diagnosed when clustered platelets were separately seen on the peripheric blood smear
in our hematology clinic.
The investigation was focussed mainly on collection and analysis of epidemiological and spray records of PHCs to know the trend of malaria transmission and spraying coverage, inspection of passive surveillance at PHCs and subcentres, use of rapid diagnostic kits (RDK), laboratory activities both at district and PHC level that included on the spot cross-checking of positive and negative blood smears
, maintenance of records, etc.
2,5,6) In the case described here, the peripheral blood smear
and bone marrow features are consistent with erythroleukemia; however, the presence of DS without additional chromosomal abnormalities makes the diagnosis of transient leukemia more appropriate.
Our specific semiquantitative PCR results demonstrated that the sensitivity of thick blood smear
analysis was dramatically low (15%) when performed in standard conditions in a dispensary and remained low (56%) even when performed by trained microscopists.
To perform a reliable platelet estimate of a peripheral blood smear
, it is essential that the following specimen criteria are met:
The peripheral blood smear
is an easy, inexpensive, and very useful diagnostic method.
The results of rapid diagnostic test for malaria (OptiMAL test, Diamed AG, Switzerland) were correlated with the peripheral blood smear
findings in the patients in whom it was requested.
Each field of the blood smear
is rapidly captured and analyzed and superior images of white blood cells (WBCs) are bar-coded and archived, delivering a permanent record that is traceable and can be linked to any further tests.
The newborn and her parents were followed up weekly; no pertinent clinical findings or abnormal PCR and blood smear
were found until 7 weeks after birth, when febrile thrombocytopenia (92,000 x [10.
In Iraq, the diagnosis of acute leukemia is essentially based on clinical presentation and the basic hematological investigations including complete blood count and blood smear
morphology, after which a bone marrow aspirate and sometimes a trephine biopsy will follow.