Improving CBC Utilization
September 2017 - Vol. 6 No. 7 - Page #2

Having worked as a medical technologist for over 30 years, I have had the privilege of experiencing numerous advancements in hematology automation as new methods and devices have evolved from theories to everyday clinical use. Automation relieved technologists from performing hand counts and began performing complete cell counts; the first automated slide differential counters were developed, followed by three-part differentials as part of the automated count, and now the 5-part differentials with basic review of RBC and platelet morphology are commonplace. Along with these advancements came greater test utilization, and a greater need for proper utilization.

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