# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

WBC Counts, differential
WBC counts, differential, normals
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Veterinary Medicine
Not Applicable
02/26/2014

## Additional Veterinary Medicine Flashcards

Term
 What is a normal WBC count?
Definition
 6,000-16,000/mm^3.   (We always write out WBC counts. They are in thousands, and we need that number to calculate our absolute numbers in our differential.)
Term
 At what power are WBCs counted for a differential? And where?
Definition
 Oil immersion, in the monolayer
Term
 How do you count for a WBC differential?
Definition
 Count 100 WBCs total and how many of each kind of WBC there are in that 100. Those are your %'s
Term
 How do you find the absolute WBC counts?
Definition
 Multiply the percentage of each WBC by the total WBC count.
Term
 When and how do you do a corrected WBC count?
Definition
 If you see greater than 5 NRBC’S while doing your differential, you need to correct your WBC count.   WBC x 100/ nrbc count+ 100= corrected count   Use this corrected count for your absolutes. This is your true WBC count.
Term
 At what power is a WBC count done?
Definition
 40x (high power)
Term
 How do you do a WBC count?
Definition
 Look at 10 to 20 fields and get the average WBC number seen in those fields. Multiply this number by 2500.   For example , I saw 50 WBC’s in 10 fields. The average seen is 5. Then take the 5 and multiply by 2500. This gives me an estimated WBC count of 12’500/mm(3).
Term
 What absolute band count is considered a left shift?
Definition
 An absolute Band count of greater than 300/mm(3) is considered a LEFT SHIFT
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