This hematology guide is designed to help you understand and appreciate the importance of hematology testing in the laboratory.

The Hematology Learning Guide is an overview of blood physiology, red and white blood cells, platelets, and abnormalities associated with these cellular components.  The Complete Blood Count (CBC) encompasses a wide variety of hematology tests and is commonly requested in hospital and reference core laboratories.  The guide discusses the tests that are part of automated hematology screening as well as the different methodologies used to analyze or calculate the results.  It also provides additional information regarding the clinical implications of the test results that may also require additional follow-up testing.

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