Crazy Kids: A Look at the Challenges of Pediatric Hematology Through Case Study

12:00 PM to 1:00PM (Americas) Central Time (US & Canada)

Gretchen Dennis, MLS(ASCP)SH, Hematology Supervisor, Core Laboratory, Nationwide Children’s Laboratory Services, Columbus, OH

Pediatric hematological disorders can be complex and at times confusing and the peripheral blood smear can provide valuable information to assist clinicians in diagnosis. Such children often present with unique conditions and morphologies that pose daily challenges for the laboratory. This presentation will explore such challenges through numerous case studies involving red cell, white cell and platelet cell lines encountered in a pediatric hematology laboratory.


  • Describe unique challenges in hematology testing posed by pediatric populations
  • Identify uncommon cellular morphologies seen in pediatric samples through case study analysis
  • Summarize alternate testing technologies and advanced clinical parameters that can be useful in resolving problem samples
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