Peripheral Smear

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    blood sample




    Age group

    Above 10 years

    This is a procedure where a sample of blood is viewed under a microscope for different blood cells such as red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, etc. The morphology (size of the cell, shape of the blood cells) of these cells are then studied to evaluate blood related problems. Peripheral smear is examined for problems like anaemia, jaundice, blood-related cancers, sickle cell disease, causes of enlargement of the spleen, liver, or lymph nodes and occasionally, for detecting parasites such as malaria and filarial in the blood stream.

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    To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient then is asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. Needle is inserted into the vein of the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
    Peripheral smear is done to diagnose various blood related diseases, infections and cancers.
    Peripheral smear is mainly used for diagnosis of blood related parasitic infections like malaria and filarial.
    The symptoms of anaemia include: fatigue, skin pallor, shortness of breath, light-headedness, dizziness or a fast heartbeat, etc.
    Symptoms of malaria include: chills, fever and sweating, headaches, vomiting, muscle pains, diarrhoea, fast heart rate.

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    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results