Haematology - The Red Blood Cell Count

Overview

Red blood cells. Image courtesy of rpongsaj. cc by

This programme demonstrates in a video lesson the procedure in determining whether there is adequate number of red blood cell in circulation. The procedure covers the description of the laboratory instruments and materials that are used in such tests.

 

At the end of the procedure, an observation of the test result is made and interpreted with the use of a microscope.

Author(s): George KoffuorView Details of Author
Year: 2011
Keywords: red cell count, reb blood cell, rbcc, rbc
Licensing Condition:

cc-by-nc© 2011, KNUST

Unless otherwise noted, the content of this programme is licensed under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Disclaimer

 

Any information and/or video demonstration in this material is intended to inform and to educate and is not a tool for self-diagnosis or a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional. You should speak to your lecturer, healthcare professional or lab technician and make an appointment, if you have questions or concerns about this information.

 

Viewer discretion is advised. The educational material contained herein may contain medical images that non-professional viewers may find disturbing.

 

References herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by the Department of Pharmacology.

The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Department of Pharmacology, and should not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

 

Users should consider the need to obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances.

 

Note: You assume all responsibility for use and potential liability associated with any use of the material. Material contains copyrighted content, used in accordance with Ghanaian law. Copyright holders of content included in this material should contact the authors with any questions, corrections, or clarifications regarding the use of content. The copyright holders for this programme do not license the use of third party content posted to this site unless such a license is specifically granted in connection with particular content. Users of content are responsible for their compliance with applicable law.

 

Introduction

 

To determine whether there is adequate-number of red blood cell in circulation, a red cell count is carried out. Blood cells are traditionally expressed as the number of cell per cubic millilitre of blood.

 

Objectives

 

Describe the test and test the principle.

Perform the test procedures and interpret the results.

 

Lesson Content

Haematology - The Red Blood Cell Count (video)
Haematology - The Red Blood Cell Count

References

     

    There are no references for this course yet.

     

Acknowledgment

 

This programme was produced with support from the following:

acknow-logo