In the diagnostic work up of any case, one of the most powerful and often overlooked tools is the complete blood count with
peripheral blood smear and its derivations. Increasingly powerful and easily (for a price of course) available table top hematology
analyzers provide an avenue to utilize this extremely useful tool in a timely fashion, in-house. Having all of the additional
clinical data available (e.g. history, physical examination findings, therapies, diagnostic imaging findings, etc.) further
enhances the usefulness of this diagnostic modality. This interactive session will use case information coupled with hematologic
findings (both data and photomicrographs) to illustrate several important findings and the utility of hematology in a small
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