GLOSSARY Words & Terms

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AGGLUTINATION When Red Cells Clump together
ANEMIA
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Aplastic, Hemolytic, Iron Deficiency, Pernicious
BONE MARROW BIOPSY (BMB)
Tests Blood Cell production
CBC
Complete Blood Count
COLD AGGLUTININ DISEASE Rare type of Hemolytic Anemia
COOMBS TEST Checks for antibodies that attack Red Blood Cells
HEMOLYSIS When Red Blood Cells prematurely die or are destroyed
HEMATOCRIT Ratio of RBC’s in Blood
HEMOGLOBIN the protein in Red Blood Cells that carry Oxygen
HAPTOGLOBIN (Hp)
IgG
IgM Antibodies Immunoglobulin M
IVIG
PLATELETS cells that aid in clotting
PRIMARY CAD (Unknown Cause)
PROCRIT INJECTIONS Stimulates/Increases Red Cell Production
RBC Red Blood Cell Count- Hemoglobin-Erythrocyte Count
RED BLOOD  CELLS
RITUXAN (Rituximab)

RETIC or RETICULOCYTE COUNT Rate Red Cells are Created
SECONDARY CAD (Associated with or caused by another condition)
TITER

WHITE BLOOD CELLS

 

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