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Peripheral Smear Examination in Greater Noida

Also known as Peripheral Blood Film Examination
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation is required.
  2. Clinical history is required.

Understanding Peripheral Smear Examination in Greater Noida


What is Peripheral Smear Examination in Greater Noida?

The Peripheral Smear Examination or peripheral blood smear test is a specialized test that helps assess differences in size, shape, shape, or appearance of blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets). It is available at an affordable price in Greater Noida with Tata 1mg Labs. It provides crucial insights into overall health and is usually recommended for detecting conditions like anemia, parasitic infections, bleeding disorders, certain cancers, and other blood-related diseases.

The Peripheral Smear Examination test also helps monitor treatment decisions in individuals on medications known to affect blood cell production. Your doctor may recommend this test if you notice symptoms such as fatigue, bruising, unusual bleeding, consistent fever, pinpoint red skin dots, or unintentional weight loss. No special preparation is needed for this test. You can eat or drink normally as per your daily routine. However, inform your doctor about any medications and supplements you take, as some may affect your test results.

What does Peripheral Smear Examination measure?

A Peripheral Smear Examination test is performed to check the characteristics of blood cells including:

  1. Red blood cells (RBCs)
  2. White blood cells (WBCs)
  3. Platelets

By placing the blood sample on a specifically treated slide, these blood components are analyzed under a microscope for their shape, size, and number. Any irregularity in these cells indicates blood disorders or abnormality, the presence of parasites in the blood, etc. This test is also a beneficial tool in monitoring a blood disease or deciding whether a certain medication or therapy is working effectively or not.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Peripheral Smear Examination in Greater Noida


Frequently Asked Questions about Peripheral Smear Examination in Greater Noida

Q. What are the signs and symptoms of a blood disorder?

The signs and symptoms of a blood disorder include weakness, fatigue, pale complexion, fever, unexplained jaundice, episodes of bleeding, easy bruising, frequent nose bleeds, spleen enlargement, and bone pain.

Q. What conditions can affect the red blood cells?

The conditions which can affect the red blood cells include different types of anemia, myeloproliferative or myelodysplastic neoplasms, and bone marrow disorders.

Q. How is the blood sample taken?

The healthcare provider takes a blood sample from the arm. The site from where the blood is to be withdrawn is cleaned with a swab of rubbing alcohol. This is then followed by inserting a small needle which has a tube attached to it for collecting blood. Once the sufficient blood for analysis is withdrawn, the needle is removed. The site is then covered with a gauze pad.

Q. Is there any risk associated with the withdrawal of blood sample procedure?

As such there is no risk but in few cases, bruising, bleeding, and infection at the puncture site can be seen. In very few cases, there can be swelling of the vein after the blood is withdrawn.

Q. What type of RBCs irregularities can be seen on a smear in case of a condition affecting the RBC?

The most common RBC irregularity includes anisocytosis in which variable size of red blood cells is seen such as in case of anemia. If the size of the RBC is smaller than normal, it is called as microcyte while if it is larger than normal, it is called as macrocyte. If there is a variation in the shape of the RBCs, it is known as poikilocytosis. Examples include burr cells, rouleaux, sickle cells, elliptocytes, target cells, teardrop cells, and schistocytes. If there is variability in the size as well as shape of RBC, it is known as anisopoikilocytosis.

Q. What conditions can affect the absolute or relative number of WBCs and their appearance?

The conditions which can affect the absolute or relative number of WBCs and their appearance include infections and/or inflammation, bone marrow disorders, allergies, leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, or myeloproliferative neoplasm.

Q. In what conditions abnormal size of platelets can be seen?

The abnormal size of platelets can be seen in conditions like myeloproliferative neoplasms, immune thrombocytopenia, and in case the immune system inappropriately produces antibodies directed against platelets.

Q. What additional tests are advised in case of abnormal results are seen on the blood smear?

The additional tests include iron tests, folate tests, and flow cytometry immunophenotyping. The other tests could be bone marrow aspiration and bone marrow biopsy, BCR-ABL1, and hemoglobinopathy evaluation.
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Peripheral Smear Examination test price for other cities


Price inBangaloreRs. 188
Price inNew DelhiRs. 140
Price inGurgaonRs. 140
Price inNoidaRs. 140
Price inChennaiRs. 260
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