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Image: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The peripheral blood smear shows an absolute lymphocytosis of small “mature” lymphocytes with clumped, smudgy chromatin and scant cytoplasm. Smudge cells (near the top right) are a common finding (Photo courtesy of Cleveland Clinic).

Immune System Genes Linked to Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is an indolent B-cell malignancy that has a strong genetic component, as evidenced by the eightfold increased risk seen in relatives of CLL patients. More...
24 Feb 2017
Image: Researchers discovered 1,000 new gene variants in blood group data (Photo courtesy of Fotalia).

New Genetic Variants Discovered in Blood Group Systems

On the surface of the red blood cells are proteins and sugar molecules, in which small differences give rise to different antigens. The ability to identify and match blood group types is important for blood transfusions, but also in pregnancy and before certain types of transplantation. More...
10 Feb 2017
Image: The cobas m 511 integrated hematology analyzer (Photo courtesy of Roche).

New Integrated Hematology Analyzer Launched

Currently, hematology testing requires a larger blood sample from a given patient, which needs to be run across several different systems in order to get the full set of results. This is labor- and time-intensive, and potentially provides inconsistent results, as slide images are difficult to interpret. More...
10 Feb 2017
Image: Red blood cells (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Prolonged RBC Storage before Transfusion Increases Extravascular Hemolysis

Red blood cell transfusion, the most common procedure performed on hospitalized patients, is an indispensable component of modern medicine and establishing an adequate blood supply depends on the ability to store donated red cells safely. More...
02 Feb 2017
Image: The rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) delta hemostasis analyzer measures kinetic changes of the clot elasticity of whole blood samples (Photo courtesy of ROTEM).

Thromboelastometry Analysis Assessed for Thrombocytopenic Dengue Patients

Dengue virus infection (DVI) is a prevalent and potentially fatal viral disease associated with coagulopathy. Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) represents a severe clinical presentation of DVI and is characterized by the presence of varying degrees of hemostatic disorders. More...
01 Feb 2017
Image: Heinz bodies in red blood cells from a patient with Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (Photo courtesy of the School of Medicine UC Davis).

Novel Flow Cytometry-Based Method Analyzes Heinz Bodies

Heinz bodies are inclusions within red blood cells (RBCs) that are composed of denatured hemoglobin molecules and are a highly sensitive indicator of in vivo oxidative stress. Heinz body formation has also been reported in chronic liver disease and α-thalassemia patient. More...
26 Jan 2017
Image: The ADAMS A1c, HA-8180 is a fully automated Glycohemoglobin (HbA1c) analyzer based on HPLC (Photo courtesy of Arkray).

Liquid Chromatography Analyzer Evaluated for Hemoglobinopathy

The quantification of HbA2 and HbF, and the detection and quantification of hemoglobin variants, is an essential tool in the diagnosis of hemoglobinopathies such as thalassemia or sickle cell syndromes. More...
18 Jan 2017

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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