10 September 2021 (Friday) - Standardisation in Morphology


Here’s an interesting article. An attempt to standardise the reporting of blood film morphology. At the risk of appearing cynical, it isn’t the first and it won’t be the last.

But this one made me sit up and take notice. Someone other than me has finally wondered why we report anisoocytosis as mild, moderate or marked when the RDW tells you the same thing but with far more precision.

The same can be said of hypochromia and MCH, and of macro/micro-cytosis and the MCV. Why wasn't this said years ago?

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