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Blood smear

Blood smear

Blood smear: A blood smear involves visual and microscopic evaluation of a patient's blood; the blood is initially examined with a machine that can automatically calculate irregular shapes and sizes of blood cells.

Blood smear: Other Names

Other names for Blood smear include:

Diseases Associated with Blood smear

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Blood smear:

  • Iron deficiency (small and/or pale red blood cells)
  • Hereditary spherocytosis (small red blood cells)
  • Thalassemia (small and/or pale red blood cells)
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency (large red blood cells)
  • Folic acid deficiency (large red blood cells)
  • Liver disorders (large red blood cells)
  • Postsplenectomy anemia (large red blood cells)
  • Hereditary spherocytosis (small and round red blood cells)
  • Acquired hemolytic anemia (small and round red blood cells)
  • Sickle cell anemia (sickle or crescent shaped)
  • Hemoglobinopathies (thin cells)
  • Cardiac disease (pale red blood cells)
  • Dehydration (darker red blood cells)
  • Sickle cell crisis (presence of nucleus in red blood cells)
  • Hemolytic anemia (presence of nucleus in red blood cells)
  • Blood transfusion reaction (presence of nucleus in red blood cells)
  • Hypoxemia (presence of nucleus in red blood cells)

Basic Information: Blood smear

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Blood smear' may be involved.

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