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Differential White Blood Cell Count

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Differential White Blood Cell Count

Quiz on the Differential WBC count.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When performing a differential cell count, how many leukocytes are counted?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      200

  • 2. 
    What is the stain of choice for a Differential WBC count?
    • A. 

      Giemsa

    • B. 

      Supravital

    • C. 

      Wright's

  • 3. 
    You evaluate a smear and notice that all of the cells appear too blue. How would you classify the staining technique?
    • A. 

      Good stain

    • B. 

      Alkaline stain

    • C. 

      Acid stain

  • 4. 
    What is the anticoagulant of choice for performing a reticulocyte?
    • A. 

      EDTA

    • B. 

      Sodium Heparin

    • C. 

      Lithium Heparin

    • D. 

      CPDA-1

  • 5. 
    Identify this cell that circulates within the peripheral blood and is utilized in determining success of a bone marrow transplant.
    • A. 

      Heinz body

    • B. 

      Reticulocyte

    • C. 

      Pappenheimer body

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