Home Products Most Popular Contact
No items in your cart.
The page below is a sample from the LabCE course Red Cell Disorders: Peripheral Blood Clues to Nonneoplastic Conditions. Access the complete course and earn ASCLS P.A.C.E.-approved continuing education credits by subscribing online.

Learn more about Red Cell Disorders: Peripheral Blood Clues to Nonneoplastic Conditions (online CE course) »
How to Subscribe
MLS & MLT Comprehensive CE Package
Includes 111 CE courses, most popular
$95 Add to cart
Pick Your Courses
Up to 8 CE hours
$50 Add to cart
Individual course$20 Add to cart

Guidelines for Reporting Red Blood Cell Morphology

Cell Type
RBC Morphology Reporting Per High Power Field (400x)
Few
Moderate
Many
Acanthocytes (spur cells)
Up to 1% of the field

or

1-2 cells per field

1-2.5% of the field

or

3-5 cells per field

> 2.5% of the field

or

> 5 cells per field
Fragmented red cells (schistocytes, helmet cells, keratocytes/horn cells)
Polychromatophilic cells
Sickle cells (drepanocytes)
Spherocytes
Teardrop cells (dacrocytes)
.
Few
Moderate
Many
Echinocytes (burr cells)
5-25% of the field
or
10-50 cells per field
25 - 50% of the field
or
51-100 cells per field
> 50% of the field
or
> 100 cells per field
Hypochromic cells
Macrocytes
Microcytes
Ovalocytes (elliptocytes)
Stomatocytes
Target cells (codocytes)
....
Double Cell Population
Report if present
RBC Agglutination
Rouleaux

Guidelines for Reporting Red Blood Cell Morphology.pdf [click to view / print]

Adobe Acrobat PDF file