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A case that shows why blood smears are so important

This case is a great example of why blood smears are IMPORTANT!

This was a blood smear from a cat with a completely normal CBC. No cytopenias, no lymphocytosis. But lurking under the...

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Path Chats with Dr. Danny Heinrich

In this edition of Path Chats, I sit down with my good friend and fellow clinical pathologist, Dr. Daniel Heinrich. Dr. Heinrich is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota College of...

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A spin on leukemia- equine style 🐎

Interesting case alert! 

When this blood smear came across my scope, the first thing I thought was, come on now, stop horsin’ around!!

Ok that’s a really bad pun, but still. This...

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The difference between acute and chronic leukemia

If I never teach you anything else, please let me teach you how important this is:

…The difference between acute leukemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. 


Because the...

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The age old question: reactive or lymphoma?

How many times have you found yourself looking at a lymph node aspirate and wondering “is this reactive or lymphoma”?

Do you know how to tell the difference?


Let’s take a...

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[1 Min Video]: Let's talk about reactive lymph nodes

Let's talk about reactive lymph nodes. Do you know what they look like cytologically?

Watch this 1 minute video for a quick lesson in reactive lymph node cytology:


Cliff Notes...


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