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Rodak Clinical Hematology is intended to be used with a textbook, such as Rodak’s Hematology, fifth edition, that addresses physiology and diagnosis along with morphology. This atlas is designed for a diverse audience that includes clinical laboratory science students, medical students, residents, and practitioners. It is also a valuable resource for clinical laboratory practitioners who are being retrained or cross-trained in hematology. It is not intended to be a detailed, comprehensive manual for diagnosis.
In this concise format, every photomicrograph and word has been evaluated for value to the microscopist. All superfluous information has been excluded in an attempt to maintain focus on significant microscopic findings while correlating this information with clinical diagnosis. What started as a primer for Clinical Laboratory Science students with no previous hematology education has evolved into an internationally recognized reference for multiple levels of expertise, from entry level to practicing professionals.
As is frequently expounded, morphology on a peripheral blood film is only as good as the quality of the smear and the stain. Chapter 1 reviews smear preparation, staining, and the appropriate area in which to evaluate cell distribution and morphology. A table that summarizes the morphology of leukocytes found in a normal differential, along with multiple examples of each cell type, facilitates early instruction in blood smear review.
Chapter 2 schematically presents hematopoietic features of cell maturation. General cell maturation, along with an electron micrograph with labeled organelles, will help readers correlate the substructures with the appearance of cells under light microscopy. Visualizing normal cellular maturation is essential to the understanding of disease processes. This correlation of schematic, electron micrograph, and Wright-stained morphology is carried throughout the maturation chapters. Figure 2-1 has been formatted to reflect recent hematopoietic theory. In addition, the chart aids readers in recognizing the anatomical sites at which each stage of maturation normally occurs.
Chapters 3 to 9 present the maturation of each cell line individually, repeating the respective segment of the overall hematopoietic scheme from Chapter 2, to assist the student in seeing the relationship of each cell line to the whole. In these chapters, each maturation stage is presented as a color print, a schematic, and an electron micrograph. A description of each cell, including overall size, nuclear-to-cytoplasmic ratio, morphologic features, and reference ranges in peripheral blood and bone marrow, serves as a convenient summary. The final figure in each of these chapters summarizes lineage maturation by repeating the hematopoietic segment with the corresponding photomicrographs. Multiple nomenclatures for erythrocyte maturation are used to accommodate use in multiple settings and demographic groups.