7 June 2015 (Sunday) - On The Night Shift
Last night I had an interesting case; young (ish) lad with sore throat and raised glands. Raised monocytes on the blood count prompted me to make a blood film. Characteristic cells seen under the microscope meant I performed a glandular fever test. Positive.
I felt rather smug with myself as I phoned the Emergency Care Centre with the news. the staff there were also pleased with my findings.
This morning on the Medical Laboratory Science Facebook group I saw that someone else on their night shift had had another case which was instantly identifiable.
Not that I have any choice in the matter, but I'd rather find glandular fever any day (or night)