Level of instruction: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians, and other health care personnel who have an interest in this subject matter. This course is also appropriate for medical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Author information: Betty Ciesla, MS, MT(ASCP)SH is a faculty member at Morgan State University
. She holds an MS degree in Biomedical Communication. She has presented at national workshops in Hematology and Coagulation, authored several book chapters and articles on topics in Hematology, and served on the ASCP’s Tech Sample Committee, Education Program Committee, and most recently, the Hematology Examination Committee.
Reviewer information: Barbara Caldwell, MS, MT(ASCP)SH is the administrative director of clinical laboratory services at Montgomery General Hospital
in Olney, Maryland
. She is also an experienced educator, having served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Department Of Medical and Research Technology. Ms. Caldwell holds an MS degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has authored numerous textbook chapters, articles, and abstracts related to topics in Hematology.
Course description: This course will examine conditions that can cause thrombocytopenia and variables that may produce pseudo-thrombocytopenia. Normal platelet morphology, platelet distribution and symptomology related to decreased platelets will be reviewed.