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Argyrophilic Inclusion Positive and Pocked Erythrocyte Counts

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

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Description:

In conditions causing hyposplenia or asplenia, splenic reticuloendothelial function is reduced or absent. The argyrophilic inclusion positive and pocked erythrocyte counts are relatively simple tests of splenic reticuloendothelial function, although a specialized microscope is required for the pocked erythrocyte count.

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