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Iron Supplementation Improves Hemoglobin Recovery Time Following Blood Donation

Among blood donors with normal hemoglobin levels, low-dose oral iron supplementation, compared with no supplementation, reduced the time to recovery of the post-donation decrease in hemoglobin.  More...
02 Mar 2015
Image: The CELL-DYN Sapphire hematology analyzer (Photo courtesy of Abbott Diagnostics).

Childhood Hereditary Spherocytosis Confirmed by Hematology Analyzer

The hallmark of hereditary spherocytosis is a decreased surface area-to-volume ratio of the erythrocytes, resulting in the characteristic spherocyte form and in a blood film, spherocytes have a smaller diameter than normal RBC and are hyperchromic.  More...
26 Feb 2015
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Image: Photomicrograph of a bone marrow biopsy from a patient with aplastic anemia; hematopoietic elements are markedly reduced (Photo courtesy of the University of Utah).

Transplanted Blood Cell Biomarker Associated with Improved Survival

Among patients with severe aplastic anemia who received stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor, longer leukocyte telomere length, a structure at the end of a chromosome was associated with increased overall survival at five years.  More...
23 Feb 2015
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Prothrombin Time Derived from POC Test Compared to Laboratory Test

Prothrombin time/international normalized ratio is used for dosing and monitoring oral anticoagulant therapy based on warfarin, as the therapeutic range of warfarin is narrow and there is a considerable variation in inter- and intra-individual pharmacologic response.  More...
18 Feb 2015
Image: Coronary arteries bypass grafting (Photo courtesy of Intermountain Heart Institute).

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery Increase Risk of Pneumonia

Patients who receive red blood cell transfusions during coronary artery bypass grafting surgery are at an increased risk of developing pneumonia.   More...
12 Feb 2015
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Microsemi CRP Automated Hematology Analyzer Evaluated

Complete blood counts including white blood cell count differentials and C-reactive protein have been frequently utilized as the biomarkers for inflammatory diseases such as bacterial infection.   More...
05 Feb 2015
Image: Histology of a kidney biopsy from a patient with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) showing an acute thrombotic microangiopathy (Photo courtesy of Nephron).

Platelet Transfusions for Rare Blood Cell Disorders Increases Mortality Risk

Patients hospitalized with certain rare blood cell disorders frequently receive a treatment that is associated with a two- to fivefold increase in death.  More...
29 Jan 2015


The Hematology channel at LabMedica covers the all aspect of plasma, coagulation, transfusion medicine, and blood banking, as well as related lab tools and techniques.
 

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