48This lab serves as an introduction to manual hematological methods beginning with the creation of a blood smear. The blood smear remains an integral part of the diagnostic protocol in the face of modern technology. Successful smear making depends on good lab practices beginning with the collection and ending with proper staining techniques.

This lab addresses the following Veterinary Technology Student Essential and Recommended Skills List as set forth by the AVMA-CVTEA in Appendix I, Section 6 – Laboratory Procedures Specimen Analysis to include:

Prepare film and stain using a variety of techniques

Prepare specimen for diagnostic purposes