Making a Blood Smear

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Making a Blood Smear

1. Apply a small drop of blood to the end of the microscope slide

2. Hold the spreader at 30 degrees

3. Drag is along to create the smear

4. Label it with the patient's details

5. Leave to air dry so that the cells stick to the microscope slide

6. Use alcohol to preserve the cells

7. Apply a differential stain and leave for 2 minutes

8. Wash with water

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