Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Hematology: leukogram

Contributor(s): Kathleen P Freeman

Overview

  • A blood leukocyte profile (leukogram) provides information on total leukocyte count, differential leukocyte count and leukocyte morphology.
  • See hematology Hematology: complete blood count (CBC) , or specific leukocyte components for information on sample handling and result interpretation.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Manual count (hemocytometer with or without Uropette system).
  • Automated count.
  • QBC (quantitative Buffy Coat) analysis.

Validity

Sensitivity

  • Usually moderate to low unless white Ehrlichia organisms are identified.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Cowell R L, Tyler R D & Meinkoth J H (1999) Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat. 2nd edn. Mosby, St Louis.
  • Duncan J R, Prasse K W & Mahaffy E A (1994) Veterinary Laboratory Medicine Clinical Pathology. 3rd edn. Iowa University Press, Ames, Iowa.
  • Jain N C (1993) Essentials of Veterinary Hematology. Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia.


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