Effects of bacteria and yeast on WBC counting in three automated hematology counters

  title={Effects of bacteria and yeast on WBC counting in three automated hematology counters},
  author={Hye Ryoun Kim and Bo Rae G. Park and Mi Kyung Lee},
  journal={Annals of Hematology},
Bacteria or yeast may be observed on peripheral blood smears and may lead to spuriously elevated platelet counts. They have been reported to disturb the white blood cell (WBC) differential count if they clumped together, and a large number of such microorganisms have been shown to increase WBC counts. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the spurious rise in WBC counts according to species of microorganisms and automated hematology analyzers. The species we selected were Staphylococcus… CONTINUE READING


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