This week’s unusual case was sent to us by John Peters, Charge Scientist, Hematology Laboratory Middlemore Hospital Auckland New Zeeland.
The details are: Blood from a 10 day old, Chinese twin with prolonged jaundice.
A FBC was performed and the results are as follows:
Hb = 71 g/L
Hct = 0.22
MCV = 109 fL
Plt = 511 xE9/L
WBC = 34.1 x E9/L
NRBC = 7.03 x E9/L
Normal WBC differential
A smear was prepared on a Sysmex SP1000 slide maker stainer and MGG-stained.
Differential count was performed using the CellaVision DM96.
The cells looked like this:
Click on the cells to enlarge them.
What do you think?