Bench Aids for the Morphological Diagnosis of Anaemia
Nonserial Publication
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241545327 ISBN-10    9241545321
Order Number    11500488   
Price    CHF    40.00 / US$    48.00 Developing countries:    CHF    28.00
English     2001        7   pages
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The bench aids for the diagnosis of anaemia from blood film morphology are intended as a guide for both doctors and technical laboratory staff working in haematology and as a teaching aid for students and trainees. Following measurement of haemoglobin, examination of blood films is an essential part of haematological investigation. The bench aids consist of a series of photomicrographs of stained blood films with accompanying text, which provide guidance for diagnosing the cause of anaemia from the appearance of the films. They describe the features to be looked for and they demonstrate how diagnosis will often depend on comprehension of the whole picture as revealed in a blood film.
To highlight the importance of having well-made and well-stained films and of using a microscope with correctly adjusted optics and illumination, guidelines on these aspects are also included.
The bench aids have been produced in a weatherproof plastic-sealed format that is robust and easy to use at the bench alongside the microscope. They are recommended for use by all health workers engaged in the routine diagnosis of anaemia.

"... This is an excellent, interesting and novel publication from the World Health Organization and consists of seven plastified plates of text and photomicrographs to aid students and trainees in the diagnosis of anaemia."
- Pathology

"...In essence this is a well produced, simple diagnostic aid for anaemia. I think it will be most useful in developing countries and helpful to those learning morphology. We will keep a copy on the bench top in our laboratory and I suspect it will be very well used."
- Journal of Clinical Pathology