Anne M. Barger, DVM, MS, DACVP, is a clinical associate professor in the veterinary diagnostic laboratory and section head of the clinical pathology laboratory at University of Illinois. Her research interest is cytology, particularly immunocytochemistry and osteosarcoma. Dr. Barger is an active lecturer on the topic of cytology; she received her DVM and MS from University of Illinois.
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Platelet Estimates from Blood Smears in Dogs
Automated platelet counts are reliable but can be erroneously affected by factors like cell debris and clumping. Platelet count estimates using blood smears can help compensate for these errors, but great variability exists between observers and the areas of the smear being observed.