Prerequisite: MD LB 4300 or Instructor Permission.
Discussion of iron metabolism and the laboratory evaluation of iron status; stem cells; abnormal hemoglobins and hemoglobinopathies; unusual anemias; lymphomas; and myelodysplastic syndromes. Leukemia subgroups and morphology will be reviewed. An introduction to the principles of flow cytometry and molecular diagnostic techniques is included. Laboratory sessions will help the student develop practical skills necessary for use in a clinical hematology laboratory.