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Peripheral Blood Findings in Hemoglobin CC (Spherocytes and Target Cells)

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Homozygous hemoglobin C (hemoglobin CC) is uncommon but can be suspected from the peripheral blood smear. The erythrocytes have less water than normal RBCs, a higher internal viscosity and a chloride-coupled potassium efflux.

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