• The importance of always looking at a blood film

    The importance of always looking at a blood film

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    This presentation will cover the importance of examining a blood film every time you perform haematology. We will cover a step-by-step approach to preparing, staining, and examining the slide under the microscope. You will learn how the examination of a blood film provides essential information that cannot be obtained from an automated analyser, helping you make informed clinical decisions. We will discuss key abnormalities in erythrocytes, leucocytes, and platelets, as well as other cell types and infectious agents.

    • Understand the benefits of examining a blood film, including the ability to detect abnormalities that may not be identified through automated analysis.
    • Learn the proper techniques for preparing and staining a blood film for optimal viewing under the microscope.
    • Identify important findings on a blood film, including the morphology of erythrocytes, leucocytes, and platelets, the presence of abnormal cells, and evidence of infectious agent


    Presented by Fiona Gosling, CEO - Veterinary Pathology Group

    Presented at BVA Live 2023
    Exhibitor Showcase 2
    Friday, 12 May, 

    Please note this session is not RACE-approved but you can still earn a CPD certificate