Hyperchromic Information and Courses from MediaLab, Inc.
These are the MediaLab courses that cover Hyperchromic and links to relevant pages within the course.
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|What is the classification of this patient's anemia, based on the CBC results?||View Page|
|Which of the following would not be represented in the usual classification of anemia:||View Page|
|The cells that are indicated by the arrows are examples of what type of red blood cell?||View Page|
|Most of the red blood cells in this field could be described as:||View Page|
|Which of the following terms best describes most of the cells in this field?||View Page|
|The MCHC value is 39 gm/dl of RBC. Which of the following is the most likely explanation?||View Page|
This slide shows examples of cells in a "too thin" area of a slide. The cells appear to be "hyperchromic" but this is artifactual morphology.
|What type of cells are present in this slide?||View Page|
|What type of cells are indicated by the arrows in this slide?||View Page|
|Hypochromia and Hyperchromia|
RBCs that are hypochromic have decreased amounts of hemoglobin. An MCHC <32 g/dL reflects this condition, which is illustrated in the upper image on the right. Hyperchromia means increase in color. The only cells that are truly hyperchromic are spherocytes. Spherocytes are the only cells that contain more hemoglobin than normal in relation to the cell volume.The arrows in the lower image on the right point to spherocytes.Cells located in the "too thin" portion of the smear may appear to be hyperchromic, however, this is an artifact. Macrocytes, which appear to have increased amounts of hemoglobin, have an MCHC value within normal limits, indicating that the cells, although larger than normal, are normochromic.
|Another Example of Hyperchromia|
Another example of "hyperchromic" cells seen at the edge of a smear. If MCHC is above 36 gms/dl of RBC, recheck hemoglobin and hematocrit; technical error is most likely the cause.
|How would you characterize the red blood cells (RBCs) in the image on the right?||View Page|
|How would you characterize the RBCs in this image?||View Page|