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A Laboratory Guide to Clinical Hematology

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Valentin Villatoro, University of Alberta

Michelle To, University of Alberta

Copyright Year: 2019

Publisher: University of Alberta Libraries

Language: English

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Reviewed by Weiran Shan, Research Scientist, University of Virginia on 12/3/20

This book described blood disease from several aspects; such as morphology, causes, blood metabolic pathways, and included many histological images. read more

Reviewed by Lisa Wright CMA(AAMA) MT, SH, Professor of Medical Assisting, Bristol Community College on 5/27/20

This is an excellent reference to guide students through the identification of normal and abnormal blood cell morphology. I do not teach Hematology but as former clinical lab science student I would have found this resource helpful. It is clear... read more

Reviewed by Sona Kumar, MLT & MLS Program Director, Associate professor, Louisiana State University of Alexandria on 4/30/20

The first chapter simply started with the picture and names of different red blood cells in the maturation series. It is assumed that the reader has a prior knowledge of all blood cells. It would be appropriate if there was a chapter on... read more

Reviewed by Elizabeth Duck, Assistant Professor in Medical Laboratory Science Program, Louisiana State University of Alexandria on 4/20/20

Text appears to be missing a comprehensive introduction to Clinical Hematology that may be useful for students (basics of laboratory safety, quality assessment, specimen collection, and roles/responsibilities of the Hematology department in... read more

Reviewed by Leah Gautreaux, MLT Program Director/Instructor, Fletcher on 12/12/19

Does not explain RBC, Hct, Hb. Students may not be fully aware of what these basic terms mean. Other than that, the book seems pretty comprehensive. In the Plt section, there are no images of normal platelets on PBS. RBC indices are also... read more

Table of Contents

  • I. Red Blood Cells: Normal Morphology
  • II. Red Blood Cells: Abnormal RBC Morphology
  • III. Red Blood Cells: Abnormal RBC Inclusions
  • IV. Red Blood Cells: Hypochromic, Microcytic Anemias
  • V. Red Blood Cells: DNA Metabolism Abnormalities & Bone Marrow Failure
  • VI. Red Blood Cells: Introduction to Hemolytic Anemias
  • VII. Red Blood Cells: Hemoglobinopathies
  • VIII. Red Blood Cells: Extrinsic Defects Causing Hemolytic Anemias
  • IX. Red Blood Cells: Intrinsic Defects of the RBC Membrane Causing Hemolytic Anemia
  • X. White Blood Cells and Platelets: Normal Morphology
  • XI. White Blood Cells: Non-Malignant Leukocyte Disorders
  • XII. White Blood Cells: Acute Leukemia
  • XIII. White Blood Cells: Mature Lymphoid Neoplasms
  • XIV. White Blood Cells: Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)
  • XV. White Blood Cells: Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

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  • About the Book

    This is eBook will be constantly updated, edited, and reviewed as new emerging information arises.

    About the Contributors


    Valentin (Tino) Villatoro, MEd (HSE), BSc (MLS), MLT
    Assistant Professor & Clinical Coordinator
    Division of Medical Laboratory Science
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta

    Michelle To
    Division of Medical Laboratory Science
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta

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