CBC Interpretation


RBCs   Platelets

Sources of Error

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Quiz Please

Bacterial infections and tissue necrosis.
  • The rise in the peripheral blood count is pretty much the same for both bacterial infections and nonspecific necrosis.
    • PMNs predominate here.
    • PMNs are short lived and their numbers must be renewed directly in the bone marrow.
    • Some other classes of inflammatory cells can reproduce at the site of injury (lymphs and macrophages), but not PMNs.
  • Depending on the severity of the insult, there are three changes seen consistently:
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