Table of Contents

Collection and handling of blood.
Reference ranges and normal values.
Basic haematological techniques.
Preparation and staining methods for blood and bone marrow films.
Blood cell morphology in health and disease.
Supplementary techniques including blood parasite diagnosis.
Bone marrow biopsy.
Molecular and cytogenetic analysis.
Iron deficiency anaemia and iron overload.
Investigation of megaloblastic anaemia : cobalamin, folate and metabolite status.
Laboratory methods used in the investigation of the haemolytic anaemias.
Investigation of the hereditary haemolytic anaemias : membrane and enzyme abnormalities.
Acquired haemolytic anaemias.
Investigation of variant haemoglobins and thalassaemias.
Erythrocyte and leucocyte cytochemistry.
Immunophenotyping by flow cytometry.
Diagnostic radioisotopes in haematology.
Investigation of haemostasis.
Investigation of a thrombotic tendency.
Laboratory control of anticoagulant, thrombolytic and antiplatelet therapy.
Blood cell antigens and antibodies : erythrocytes, platelets and neutrophils.
Laboratory aspects of blood transfusion.
Approach to the diagnosis and classification of blood cell disorders.
Laboratory organisation, management and safety.
Quality assurance.
Haematology in under-resourced laboratories.
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