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Describe the granules in a typical equine eosinophil.
very large round to oval reddish granules.
Describe the granules in a typical equine basophil
numerous small dark purple granules.
Describe the typical granules in a canine eosinophil.
round and pink to reddish. Granules can degranulate forming a blob of pink.
Describe the granules in a canine basophil
tiny dark purple granules. Not as numerous as the horse.
Describe the granules in a feline eosinophil
tiny red rod shaped granules
Describe the granules in a feline basophil
light purple to lavender oval granules. Poorly defined.
Describe the procedure for a Leukocheck.
Patient name & initials on bottom of bottle
Puncture lid with shield
Draw blood into tube, gently hold finger on top
Wipe of tube with kimwipe
Insert into leukocheck quickly
Squeeze 4-5 times to mix
Invert top. Charge hemocytometer
What magnification is used when counting white cells on a hemocytometer?
What is done to ensure that cells are not counted twice on the hemocytometer?
When counting from one primary square to the other, only record the count if the cell is on the line to the left or top.
What are the numerical requirements when counting cells?
The numbers counted within the nine primary squares cannot be more than 10.
The final numbers from the two chambers cannot exceed 10% of each other