Peripheral Smear

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Blood testDescription of the Test
Nucleated Red Blood Cell CountMature red blood cells usually do not have a nucleus. Nucleated red blood cells are immature cells. Their presence in the blood is due to conditions where the bone marrow tries to compensate for loss of red blood cells due to bleeding or some other condition.
PlateletsThe platelets are blood cells that help to control bleeding. The peripheral smear helps to study variations in the size, shape and contents of the platelets and identify the possible cause of a disease.
Red blood cellsThe red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body. The peripheral smear helps to study variations in the size, shape and contents in the red blood cells and identify the possible cause of a disease.
White blood cells The white blood cells protect the body from infections, and are responsible for an inflammatory response. The peripheral smear helps to estimate the percentage of the individual types of white blood cells, as well as any abnormality in their structure.

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