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Now in full color, Hematology Techniques and Concepts for Veterinary Technicians, Second Edition, is a thorough update to this introductory hematology reference. Covering the basics of blood composition, cell morphology, sample collection, handling and preparation, the book is designed specifically for veterinary technicians and students and encourages full understanding of why each test is performed and promotes accurate test results. New to this edition is a chapter dedicated to automated testing, revision of techniques discussed to include the latest technological advancements and a companion web site complete with additional images and review questions.
Gregg L. Voigt, BS, DVM, MS, is a retired veterinary technology instructor from Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington, WY. Shannon L. Swist, MS, DVM, is a veterinary pathologist for the New Jersey Department of Agriculture in Trenton, New Jersey.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to the Hematology Laboratory||p. 3|
|Composition of Blood||p. 9|
|Blood Volume and Effects of Blood Loss||p. 17|
|Blood Collection and Handling||p. 23|
|Blood Smears and Staining||p. 33|
|Routine Hematology Laboratory Tests||p. 41|
|Automated Laboratory Methods and Instruments||p. 71|
|Leukocyte Cell Types and Functions||p. 83|
|Introduction to the Immune System||p. 99|
|Erythrocyte Form, Function, and Indices||p. 113|
|Erythrocyte Abnormalities||p. 121|
|Anemias and Polycythemias||p. 133|
|Hemostasis and Coagulation||p. 141|
|Hematopoiesis and Bone Marrow Examination||p. 151|
|Collection and Handling of Cytology Samples||p. 159|
|Recommended Reading||p. 177|
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