Serologic Crossmatching

Serologic Crossmatching

Introduction  A serological crossmatch, also known as a blood compatibility test, is a vital procedure performed before a blood transfusion to ensure compatibility between the donor’s red blood cells and the recipient’s serum or plasma. In the realm...
Hemato-Oncology: Recognizing Blood and Cancer

Hemato-Oncology: Recognizing Blood and Cancer

What is hemato-oncology (blood cancer)? Hemato-oncology specifically combines areas of hematology and oncology to diagnose and manage cancers that develop in the blood cells, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and other blood-related organs. Hemato-oncology is a fascinating...
Hematopathology

Hematopathology

What is hematopathology? Hemato-what? Ah, hematopathology! This exciting field bridges the gap between these two specialties. It combines the expertise of both hematology and pathology, focusing specifically on diseases and disorders affecting: Blood cells: Their...
Hematopoietic cell surface markers

Hematopoietic cell surface markers

Surface Markers: Definition and Significance Surface markers are protein, carbohydrate, or lipid molecules embedded in the cell membrane. Each type of cell has a specific set of surface markers that makes it unique. Surface markers include molecules that are able to...