Blood Smears Evaluation in Veterinary Haematology

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What is the purpose of placing a drop of blood on the end of a slide in the blood smearing procedure?

Why is the spreader slide placed at an angle of about 30 degrees in front of the blood spot?

Which solution is an anionic / acidic dye used in staining blood smears?

What is the ideal extent to which the smear should extend on the slide?

Why should the smear be allowed to fully air dry prior to staining?

What is the best part of a blood smear for evaluation?

What term is used to describe variation in erythrocyte diameter in stained blood smears?

What are the arrow-marked larger cells on blood smear A called?

What is the name for RBCs with poor hemoglobin concentration, indicated by centrally stained cells with a central pallor?

What does the presence of polychromatophilic erythrocytes on a blood smear indicate?

What term is used to describe the presence of reticulocytes in a blood smear?

In the context of blood smears, what does anisocytosis refer to?

What does the presence of polychromatophilic erythrocytes indicate in a blood smear?

What is the best part of a blood smear for evaluation?

What does microcytosis in a blood smear indicate?

What is the purpose of using a Diff-Quik fixative (methanol) in staining blood smears?

What is the function of Diff-Quik solution 1 in the staining procedure for blood smears?

Why is it important for the spreader slide not to be lifted until the feathered edge is completely formed in blood smearing?

What does it indicate if a blood smear has an uneven feathered edge and extends beyond two thirds of the length of the slide?

In blood smearing, what is the purpose of harvesting the blood sample using a microhaematocrit tube?

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This quiz covers the evaluation and analysis of blood smears, including the staining process and its importance in veterinary haematology. It discusses the use of Romanowsky stains, such as Diff-Quick, for rapid staining and differentiation of smears.

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