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Green Death Crystals and Other Gems from the Hematology Lab

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (June 30, 2020)
Presented by Jennifer Jones, MLS(ASCP)CM
This session will present abnormal WBC and RBC inclusions in a case-based approach. Each gem will be a challenge for the audience to discover the abnormality. Background for each gem will be presented after each case. Building on the popular ASCLS Today article, "A Case of Blue-Green Neutrophil Inclusions," this session is targeted for basic to intermediate audience.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify abnormal WBC (and RBC) inclusions.
  2. Describe the unique features of each case presented.
  3. Explain the possible reasons for the abnormal features and lab values seen in each case.

CE ACCREDITATION
This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of Hematology will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.