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Image: High-quality spectra acquired by the image-guided hyperspectral line-scanning system and the mHematology mobile application. The device assesses blood hemoglobin without drawing blood (Photo courtesy of Purdue University).

Smartphone-Based Technique Helps Doctors Assess Hematological Disorders

As one of the most common clinical laboratory tests, blood hemoglobin tests are routinely ordered as an initial screening of reduced red blood cell production to examine the general health status before other specific examinations. More...
01 Jun 2020
Image: The UniCel DxI 800 Access Immunoassay System (Photo courtesy of Beckman Coulter).

Soluble Transferrin Receptor Investigated in Iron Deficiency Anemia

Anemia is a global public health problem and approximately 30% of the world's population suffered from anemia, with children and pregnant women being the most affected. Microcytic hypochromic anemia is a common type of anemia, and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most common manifestation of this anemia. More...
25 May 2020
Image: A blood smear from a patient with microcytosis which may predict underlying cancer even in the presence of normal hemoglobin. Microcytic red blood cells measure 6 μm or less in diameter.  The mean corpuscular volume is generally less than 80 fL (Photo courtesy of Sara Beth Fazio, MD).

Microcytosis Is a Risk Marker of Cancer in Primary Care

Microcytosis is a term used to describe red blood cells that are smaller than normal. Anemia is when there are low numbers of properly functioning red blood cells in the body. In microcytic anemia, the body has fewer red blood cells than normal and those red blood cells it does have are also too small. More...
20 May 2020
Image: The CS-2400 is a high performance coagulation station that allows laboratories to perform routine and specialized testing including platelet function tests (Photo courtesy of Sysmex).

Lupus Anticoagulant Prolongs Activated Partial-Thromboplastin Time in COVID-19

Patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have a profound hypercoagulable state, and complicating venous thrombotic events are common. Abnormalities in coagulation screening measures, including a prolonged activated partial-thromboplastin time (aPTT), have been reported in patients with COVID-19. More...
20 May 2020
Image: Photomicrograph of multiple myeloma in a smear preparation of a bone marrow aspirate (Photo courtesy of the Institute of Cancer).

Immune Microenvironment Changes Contribute to Early-Stage Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. Plasma cells help you fight infections by making antibodies that recognize and attack germs. Multiple myeloma causes cancer cells to accumulate in the bone marrow, where they crowd out healthy blood cells. More...
14 May 2020
Image: The ACL Top 550 hemostasis analyzer (Photo courtesy of Werfen).

Blood Clotting Causes Significant Mortality in COVID-19 Patients

Although the underlying pulmonary pathophysiology remains incompletely understood, severe COVID-19 infection is associated with a marked alveolar inflammatory cell infiltrate, together with a systemic cytokine storm response. More...
11 May 2020
Image: Confocal microscope image of a hyperdiploid B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) sample stained with tubulin (red), pericentrin (green), centromeres (purple) and DNA (blue) (Photo courtesy of Óscar Molina).

Physiological Mechanisms Underlying Prevalent Pediatric Leukemia Discovered

B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is characterized by the accumulation of abnormal immature B-cell precursors (BCP) in the bone marrow (BM) and is the most common pediatric cancer. More...
06 May 2020

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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