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Blood Film

Peripheral-Smear

Examination of thin blood films is much valuable for the analysis and management of anaemia, infections, and other conditions which produce changes in the appearance of blood cells and differential white cell count.

ABO Grouping

ABO Blood Grouping

ABO grouping is a test performed to determine an individual’s blood type. It is based on the premise that individuals have antigens on their red blood cells (RBCs) that correspond to the four main blood groups: A, B, O, and AB.

Storage Conditions Of Blood Products

Storage Conditions Of Blood Products

In order to assure the viability of blood and blood products, the devices in which they are stored shall be closely monitored. The general devices include refrigerators, freezers and platelet incubators. The refrigerators are provided with a fan for circulating air and have a capacity and design to ensure that the proper temperature is maintained throughout the system. SHELF LIFE: The maximum allowable storage time for a blood component held under acceptable temperature and conditions […]

Factor III (Thromboplastin)

Factor 3

Although sometimes used synonymously with protein tissue factor (with its official name “Coagulation Factor III [thromboplastin, tissue factor]”), this is a misconception. Historically, thromboplastin was a laboratory reagent, generally derived from placental sources, used to analyze prothrombin times (PT).

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