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Unlocking the Power of Haematology



In the world of haematology, the morphological evaluation of blood film is an indispensable cornerstone. Its significance cannot be overstated, as it uncovers fundamental abnormalities that automated analysers often miss.

From the basics of identifying platelet clumping to more advanced morphological irregularities in red cells, such as spherocytes, schistocytes, dacrocytes, and other abnormal forms, these serve as crucial indicators of underlying serious diseases. Significant  abnormalities in nucleated cells, including neutrophil toxicity, lymphocyte reactivity, and the presence of atypical or neoplastic populations, are  also brought to light only through this meticulous examination.

Beware of relying solely on automated results without blood film examination. Such reports are incomplete at best and, at worst, contain erroneous or misleading information.

At the Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG), we differentiate ourselves by meticulously examining every single blood film smear from all haematology submissions. Rest assured that our haematology results are thorough and comprehensive.

To ensure the utmost accuracy, it is crucial to submit a fresh blood film with each haematology submission. While we do prepare and review a film in our lab from any submitted sample, having a fresh smear is advantageous.

By submitting a FRESH blood smear alongside your haematology submission, you not only enhance the precision and usefulness of the haematology report, but you also minimize the risk for inconclusive reports.

For a step-by-step guide on creating a blood smear, please visit our website.

For further information on our cutting-edge haematology services, please reach out to your local laboratory. If you’re interested in scheduling a training session to enlighten your staff about the immense value of blood film examination, we’re here to support you.

Unleash the true potential of haematology with VPG: Where Accuracy and Expertise Meet.