Shown in this slide are erythrocytes photographed in a good area (on the right) compared to those in a thin area on the same smear (on the left). In thin areas, the cells are evenly stained and without a central area of pallor. Thin areas are seen largely on the edges of coverglass preparations and the feather edge of wedge smears. Red cell shape, size, and color never should be evaluated in too thin or too thick an area.
Course Section: 01. Description of Red Blood Cells
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