An excellent companion to Rodak’s Hematology: Clinical Principles & Applications, this atlas is ideal for helping you accurately identify cells at the microscope. It offers complete coverage of the basics of hematologic morphology, including examination of the peripheral blood smear, basic maturation of the blood cell lines, and discussions of a variety of clinical disorders. Over 400 photomicrographs, schematic diagrams, and electron micrographs visually clarify hematology from normal cell maturation to the development of various pathologies.
- Normal Newborn Peripheral Blood Morphology chapter covers the unique normal cells found in neonatal blood.
- A variety of high-quality schematic diagrams, photomicrographs, and electron micrographs visually reinforce your understanding of hematologic cellular morphology.
- Spiral binding and compact size make this book easy to use in a laboratory setting.
- Coverage of common cytochemical stains, along with a summary chart for interpretation, aids in classifying malignant and benign leukoproliferative disorders.
- Morphologic abnormalities are presented in chapters on erythrocytes and leukocytes, along with a schematic description of each cell, to provide correlations to various disease states.
- Body Fluids chapter covers the other fluids found in the body besides blood, using images from cytocentrifuged specimens.
- Updated information on the subtypes of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) helps you recognize variant forms of CLL you may encounter in the lab.
I work in a clinical lab and have found this electronic edition to be a great resource for review and of help in identification of cells.
For convenience, I give it an A. For the fact that it’s actually missing a few pictures and charts (pretty important ones too), I give it a D. Not to mention the fact that the maturation diagram that’s in there is a little hard to read on the ebook even if you zoom it in (and if you don’t know the maturation sequence already, this is just a pain). There’s a chart in the spiral bound book that lists all the different WBCs and how to differentiate them plus quite a bit of extra information but its not in the ebook. I really came to miss this chart during classes and labs. If you’re going to school and need this for a class, I definitely say get the actual book (I wish I had). If you already work in the lab and just want a reference, then you’d probably be fine with the ebook.
Product Details :
- Spiral-bound: 272 pages
- Publisher: Saunders; 4 edition (April 17, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1455708305
- ISBN-13: 978-1455708307
- Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 8 x 9.5 inches