PERIPHERAL BLOOD SMEAR (PBS)

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Peripheral Blood Smear Test

What is Peripheral Blood Smear Test?

A peripheral blood smear test is done. A peripheral blood smear test is performed as part of a general health test to diagnose many illnesses. It aids in diagnosing conditions like malaria, viral infections, blood cell disorders, deficiencies, hemoglobin variants. It is primarily ordered if a person has altered Hemogram or Complete Blood Count results and has symptoms related to the above.

Technique

MICROSCOPY

Who Prescribes

General physician, General Medicine

Sample Type

EDTA

Fasting

Non Fasting