Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : September | Volume : 11 | Issue : 9 | Page : OE01 - OE04

Clinical Utility of Blood Cell Histogram Interpretation OE01-OE04

E.T. Arun Thomas, S. Bhagya, Abdul Majeed

Correspondence
Dr. E.T. Arun Thomas,
Senior Resident, Department of Nephrology, Trivandrum Medical College, Trivandrum-695011, Kerala, India.
E-mail: etarunthomas@gmail.com

An automated haematology analyser provides blood cell histograms by plotting the sizes of different blood cells on X-axis and their relative number on Y-axis. Histogram interpretation needs careful analysis of Red Blood Cell (RBC), White Blood Cell (WBC) and platelet distribution curves. Histogram analysis is often a neglected part of the automated haemogram which if interpreted well, has significant potential to provide diagnostically relevant information even before higher level investigations are ordered.