Normal Peripheral Blood Cells (by LabCE)

3 P.A.C.E. contact hour(s)

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Authors: Jean Tatum, MT(ASCP); Karen Hay, MT(ASCP) M.S.
Reviewer: Leah Coppolino, MPH, CLS(NCA), MT(ASCP)

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This course covers the basics of normal peripheral blood cell morphology, including appearance, kinetics, and function of red blood cells, leukocytes, and platelets. It is assumed that students have a basic knowledge of the principles of cell morphology, and of preparation and staining of a Wright's stained peripheral blood smear.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 3 hour(s)
Course number 578-027-17, approved through 8/31/2019
Course number 20-547857, approved through 9/1/2020

Objectives

  • Discuss the characteristics of leukocytes, erythrocytes, and thrombocytes that are normally present in peripheral blood.
  • Compare and contrast the nuclear and cytoplasmic characteristics of each of the normal peripheral blood cells.
  • Evaluate the roles and functions of normal peripheral blood cells.
  • Identify images, based on knowledge obtained from this course, of the various types of normal peripheral blood cells.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction to Peripheral Blood Cells
      • The Cellular Components of Blood
      • Red Blood Cells (RBCs)
      • White Blood Cells (WBCs)
      • Platelets
      • Identifying Peripheral Blood Cells
  • Glossary
      • Glossary of Terms A through M.
      • Glossary of Terms N through Z.
  • Appearance of Granulocytes
    • Neutrophils
      • Introduction to Segmented and Band Nuclei
      • Appearance of a Band Neutrophil
      • Maturing into Segmented Neutrophil
      • Segmented Neutrophils
      • Differentiating Bands from Segs
    • Eosinophils
      • Eosinophils
      • Difference Between Eosinophilic Granules and Neutrophilic Granules
      • The Nucleus of a Eosinophil
    • Basophils
      • Basophils
      • Basophil Granules and Chromatin Pattern
    • Name that Cell
    • Function & Kinetics of Granulocytes
        • Primary Function of Neutrophils
        • Primary Function of Neutrophils, continued
        • Eosinophil Function and Lifespan
        • Basophil Function and Lifespan
    • Appearance of Mononuclear Cells
        • Mononuclear Cells: Lymphocytes and Monocytes.
      • Lymphocytes
        • Lymphocytes
        • Large Lymphocytes and Reactive Lymphocytes
      • Monocytes
        • Monocyte Appearance
        • Differentiating Monocytes from Large Lymphocytes
        • Differentiating Monocytes from Large Lymphocytes: Table.
      • Name that Cell
      •  Function and Kinetics of Mononuclear Cells
          • What is the Function of Lymphocytes?
          • Null Cells
          • Monocytic Function
      • Appearance, Function and Kinetics of Platelets
          • Platelet Appearance
          • Platelet Clumps
          • Platelet Kinetics
          • Platelet Function
      • Appearance, Function and Kinetics of Erythrocytes
          • Appearance of the Erythrocyte (Red Blood Cells)
          • Erythrocyte (RBC) Function and Kinetics
      • Name that Cell Review
        • References
            • References

        Additional Information

        Level of instruction: Basic

        Intended Audience: Clinical Laboratory Science Students, and medical technologists and technicians seeking review or continuing education. It is also appropriate for medical students who are first encountering peripheral blood morphology.

        Course Description: This course covers the basics of normal peripheral blood cell morphology, including appearance, kinetics, and function of red blood cells, leukocytes, and platelets. It is assumed that students have a basic knowledge of the principles of cell morphology, and of preparation and staining of a Wright's stained peripheral blood smear.

        About the Course: This course is part of a series of courses adapted for the web by MediaLab, under license from Education Materials for Health Professionals, Inc. Dayton OH, 45420. Copyright EMHP.
         
        Reviewer: Leah Coppolino, MPH, CLS(NCA), MT(ASCP) is the Director of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a Masters in Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University. 

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