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Making a Blood Smear

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Note that the speader slide is pulled up against the small drop of blood and then quickly pushed to the other end of the slide pulling the blood behind it. Also note the thin feathered edge that is left at the far end of the smear.


This video was made by Dr. McManus of the University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine's Laboratory of Pathology.


Copyright © 2006 - University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, All rights reserved.
Faculty: Dr. Thomas Nolan
Students: Molly Church V'09, Diana Knight V'08, Douglas Gilson V'05, Chris Dykhouse V'04, Kimberly Mah V'00

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