is a thorough update to this introduction to the fundamental concepts of collecting, handling, and preparing hematology samples. Covering the basics of blood composition, cell morphology, and sample collection, handling, and preparation, the book is designed specifically for veterinary technicians and students to gain a full understanding of why each test is performed and ensure accurate test results. In addition to addressing advances in technology, equipment, and test techniques throughout, a new chapter covers automated testing, and a companion website provides review questions and images from the book for download at
Key concepts have also been added to each chapter to better promote learning, and terms are now defined throughout the text, with the definitions collected into a glossary. User-friendly and well-illustrated with charts, reference values, algorithms and photomicrographs, Hematology Techniques and Concepts for Veterinary Technicians, Second Edition is a key reference for veterinary technicians and veterinary technology students.
Table Of Contents
1. Introduction to the Hematology Laboratory.
2. Blood Composition.
3. Blood Volume and Effects of Blood Loss.
4. Blood Collection and Handling.
5. Blood Smears and Staining.
6. Routine Hematology Laboratory Tests.
7. Automated Laboratory Methods and Instruments.
8. Leukocyte Cell Types and Functions.
9. Introduction to the Immune System.
10. Erythrocyte Form, Function, and Indices.
11. Erythrocyte Abnormalities.
12. Anemias and Polycythemias.
13. Hemostasis and Coagulation.
14. Hematopoiesis and Bone Marrow Examination.
15. Collection and Handling of Cytology Samples.
Gregg L. Voigt, BS, DVM, MS, is a retired veterinary technology instructor from Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington, WY.
Shannon L. Swist, MS, DVM, is a veterinary pathologist for the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health, Diagnostic Laboratory in Trenton, New Jersey.