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What are the 3 formed elements of blood?
- Erythrocytes (rbc)
- Leukocytes (WBC)
What are the 2 different types of leukocytes?
- Granulocytes- you can see the granules
- Agranulocytes- you cannot see their granules
What is the Wright's stain?
- Stains leukocytes
- Eosin-acidic, red orange stain
- Base component- blue black stain
What are the 3 granulocytes and what color do they turn in Wright's Stain?
- Neutrophils- purple/lilac
- Eosinophils- red orange
- Basophils - black/blue
Name the leukocytes from the most abundant to the least
- Neutrophils- 50%-70%
- Lymphocytes- 25%-45%
- Monocytes 3%-8%
- Eosinophils 2%-4%
- Basophils- .5%-1%
What does a neutrophil look like through a microscope?
- Multi lobed nucleus
What does a neutrophil do?
What does an eosinophil look like under a microscope?
- Nucleus is bilobed
What is the function of an eosinophil?
Fights parasitic infections
What does a basophil look like under a microscope?
- Blue Black
- Nucleus is bilobed
- Cell will have black spots on it
What is the function of a basophil?
What does a lymphocyte look like under the microscope?
Nucleus takes up 90% of the cell
What is the function of a lymphocyte?
What does a monocyte look like under a microscope?
- Nucleus is U or kidney shaped
- Has vacuoles
What is the function of a monocyte?
Develops into macrophages
What are the protein complexes on an erythrocyte called?
What is found in the plasma that determines blood type?
Having Agglutinogen A means you have what type of blood?
Having no agglutinogen means you have Blood type ___
If you have Anti-A, what could your blood type be?
If you have Anti-B what coudl your blood type be?
If you have no Anti-a nor any Anti-B what is your blood type?
What occurs during Antigen/antibody complex?
- Conflicting Antigen and agglutinogen are in the same blood
- It causes clumping
What is Erythroblastosis Fetalis?
When the newborn is born Rh positive and the mother is also Rh positive
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