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Peripheral Smear Examination

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Overview
Interpretations

Overview of Peripheral Smear Examination

What is Peripheral Smear Examination?

The blood smear is primarily ordered to evaluate blood cells when a CBC with differential, performed with an automated blood cell counter, indicates the presence of abnormal or immature cells. It may also be performed when a person has signs and symptoms that suggest a condition affecting blood cell production or lifespan. Examples of signs and symptoms that may indicate one of these blood disorders include weakness, fatigue, pale complexion, unexplained jaundice, fever, excessive bleeding episodes, easy bruising, or frequent nose bleeds, enlargement of spleen, bone pain. A blood smear may also be ordered on a regular basis when a person is being treated or monitored for a blood cell-related disorder.

Sample Type

The sample type collected for Peripheral Smear Examination is: Blood

Preparation for Peripheral Smear Examination

  • A copy of valid government-issued identification card with the address is required.

Why Get Tested for Peripheral Smear Examination?

  1. If you have signs or symptoms of anemia like weakness, fatigue, pale complexion, unexplained jaundice, enlargement of spleen 
  2. If the resolts of your complete blood count (CBC) or WBC differential is abnormal
  3. If you have signs or symptoms suggestive of a condition affecting red blood cell production or lifespan 

What Results of Peripheral Smear Examination mean?

Interpretations

 Finding from peripheral smear are not always diagnostic and usually indicate the presence of an underling condition. The results should always be correlated with patient's history and other laboratory tests. The results include a description of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Some common examples of diseases which can be detected by peripheral smear examination are iron deficiency anemia, anemia due to deficiency of vitamin B12, aplastic anemia, hemolytic anemias, bone marrow disorders, myeloproliferative diseases 

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For over a hundred years, human pathology has been one of the keystones of medicine and rightly so at SRL, we offer our patients world-class Pathology services because their well-being is of the utmost importance to us. Pathology is quite simply the scientific study of the overall response of your body to any foreign influence, i.e., disease. Actually, we use this knowledge to diagnose & subsequently treat your ailment. What we basically do is carefully compare the normal structure and function of a human body (anatomy and physiology) to the abnormal structure and function we witness in an unwell human. Doing this is the most crucial phase & we take note of even the minutest details while adjudging the extent of your ailment because one slip can lead to an incorrect diagnosis, posing serious threat to your health. Our experts ensure that they are extremely careful while analyzing the samples. This is where our advanced technology chips in. SRL is proud to host state-of-the-art equipments based on the latest technology for a speedy and accurate result. We do not take any chances whatsoever with your health & well-being. Avail our Pathology services with no hesitation. You are always in good hands with SRL.

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