By B. Marius. Elon University. 2017.
T A B L E 5 – 3 N o r m a l C B C f o r S e l e c t e d A g e R a n g e s P l a t e l e t L y m p h o c y t e s discount zocor 10 mg overnight delivery, N e u t r o p h i l s, N e u t r o p h i l s, C o u n t T o t a l B a n d S e g m e n t e d E o s i n o p h i l s B a s o p h i l s M o n o c y t e s ( 1 0 3 / µ L ) ( % W B C ( % W B C ( % W B C ( % W B C ( % W B C ( % W B C A g e [ S I : 1 0 9 / L ] c o u n t ) c o u n t ) c o u n t ) c o u n t ) c o u n t ) c o u n t ) A d u l t? If one of the three cell populations falls outside the reference range, the sample is made into a slide, and a microscopic differential count is performed. With the anticipated shortage of health care workers and the expense of manual counting, these types of determinations will be- come more widely used. As an example of the three-cell count, a patient with sepsis may have a large-cell count of 95% and a small-cell count of 5% with no middle cells. On manual examination of the 5 slide, there may be 70% segmented neutrophils and 25% stabs, for a total of 95%. THE “LEFT SHIFT” The degree of nuclear lobulation of PMNs is thought to give some indication of cell age. A predominance of immature cells with only one or two nuclear lobes separated by a thick chromatin band is called a “shift to the left. More than 20 five-lobed cells/100 WBCs suggest incip- ient megaloblastic anemia, and a six-lobed or seven-lobed poly is virtually diagnostic. In bands or stabs, the connection between the lobes of the nucleus is by a thick band; in segs, by a thin filament. A band is defined as a connecting strip wide enough to reveal two distinct margins with nu- clear material in between. For practical purposes, a left shift is present in the CBC when more than 10–12% bands are seen or when the total PMN count (segs plus bands) is greater than 80. Left Shift: Bacterial infection, toxemia, hemorrhage Right Shift: Liver disease, megaloblastic anemia, iron deficiency anemia RETICULOCYTE COUNT • Collection: Lavender top tube The reticulocyte count is not a part of the routine CBC. The count is used in the initial workup of anemia (especially unexplained) and in monitoring the effect of hematinic or ery- thropoietin therapy, monitoring the recovery from myelosuppression or monitoring engraft- ment following bone marrow transplant. Normal bone marrow responds to a decrease in erythrocytes (shown by a decreased hematocrit) with an increase in the production of reticulocytes. Lack of increase in a reticu- locyte count with an anemia suggests a chronic disease, a deficiency disease, marrow re- placement, or marrow failure. CBC DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS • See Tables 5–2 and 5–3 for normal age and sex-specific ranges.
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