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A Laboratory Guide to Clinical Hematology pdf

A Laboratory Guide to Clinical Hematology – This is eBook will be constantly updated, edited, and reviewed as new emerging information arises. Hematology, also spelled haematology, is the branch of medicine concerned with the study of the cause, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to blood.

It involves treating diseases that affect the production of blood and its components, such as blood cells, hemoglobin, blood proteins, bone marrow, platelets, blood vessels, spleen, and the mechanism of coagulation. Such diseases might include hemophilia, blood clots, other bleeding disorders and blood cancers such as leukemia, multiple myeloma, and lymphoma. The laboratory work that goes into the study of blood is frequently performed by a medical technologist or medical laboratory scientist.

Physicians specialized in hematology are known as hematologists or haematologists. Their routine work mainly includes the care and treatment of patients with hematological diseases, although some may also work at the hematology laboratory viewing blood films and bone marrow slides under the microscope, interpreting various hematological test results and blood clotting test results. In some institutions, hematologists also manage the hematology laboratory.

Physicians who work in hematology laboratories, and most commonly manage them, are pathologists specialized in the diagnosis of hematological diseases, referred to as hematopathologists or haematopathologists. Hematologists and hematopathologists generally work in conjunction to formulate a diagnosis and deliver the most appropriate therapy if needed. Hematology is a distinct subspecialty of internal medicine, separate from but overlapping with the subspecialty of medical oncology. Hematologists may specialize further or have special interests, for example, in:

  • treating bleeding disorders such as hemophilia and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • treating hematological malignancies such as lymphoma and leukemia (cancers)
  • treating hemoglobinopathies
  • the science of blood transfusion and the work of a blood bank
  • bone marrow and stem cell transplantation

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)

About the Contributors

Authors – A Laboratory Guide to Clinical Hematology

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

Ref – Hematology (Wikipedia)

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