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Blood Cells Quizzes & Trivia

Blood cells, or hematocytes, are normally found in blood and they make up over 45% of the total blood tissue by volume. They have loads of important functions for the human body, and it’s time to see if you know enough about them to complete our newest quizzes.

Let’s see if you can tackle some sample questions first. What are three general categories of blood cells found in mammals? What do red blood cells primarily carry? For how long do white blood cells usually live? Jan Swammerdam, a dutch naturalist, is credited with observing what? How many types of white blood cells are there? The questions aren’t over yet, so grab a comfortable chair and head over to the rest of the quizzes!
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Practice identifying different types of blood cells and blood material in microscope pictures.

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    Red blood cells are also called ________ .

Quiz on the Differential WBC count.

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    When performing a differential cell count, how many leukocytes are counted?


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    You are the physician for the local college football team, who is asked to examine a 21 year old senior with fever, sore throat, and generalized lymphadenitis. Physical exam reveals splenomegaly. Laboratory data shows a leukocytosis with a significant lymphocytosis. Atypical lymphocytes are seen on peripheral blood smear (see arrow).  Flow cytometry will most likely show these atypical lymphocytes to be:


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    What is the lifespan of red blood cells (RBC)?
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Blood Cells Questions & Answers


What type of leukocyte is pictured above?
EosinophilThe white blood cell pictured is an EOSINOPHIL. The granules are plentiful and stain red(erubescent). The nucleus stains blue.Memorization aid: ERUBESCENT EOSINOPHIL
What is the Leukocyte pictured below?What type of leukocyte is pictured above?
BasophilThis leukocyte is a basophil. This white blood cells granules stain blue/black and appear to be showing through the nucleus giving it a ghost-like appearance. Memorization aid: BLUE BOO BASOPHIL