What are the causes of the various inclusions in RBCs?
- Howell-Jolly bodies: leftover DNA
- Basophilic stippling: DNA remains in cell, evenly distributed
- Pappenheimer bodies: Additional iron that isn't inclusive into Hgb
- Heinz bodies: precipitated hgb, requires a different stain
- Hemoglobin C crystals: precipitated hgb C (recessive condition) look like "bar of gold"
- Cabot's ring: spindle formation, result of divisional error