Reptile Hematology Lab

  1. In iguana blood, what do azurophils resemble?
    monocytes that contain azurophilic granules (pink-blue) within the cytoplasm
  2. What is the function of a monocyte in reptile hematology?
    • granuloma formation
    • antigenic processing
  3. In iguana blood, what does a basophil look like?
    round, reddish granules (fewer granules than eosinophil)
  4. In iguana blood, what does an eosinophil look like?
    large, round, BLUE granules
  5. What are Pirhemocyton like inclusions?
    • naturally occuring erythrocytic virus
    • square to rectangluar, pale, crystalline-like cytoplasmic inclusions are commonly found in the erythrocyte cytoplasm of iguanas
  6. Which animal are pirhemocyton like inclusions common and what percent have them?
    • common in iguanas
    • 20% of iguanas had these inclusions in 1% - 5% of their erythrocytes
  7. What can reptile lymphocytes be confused with and why?
    can be confused with free nuclei because they have sue a high N:C ratio that the cytoplasm is difficult to see
  8. Image Upload 1
    This is an iguana, what are the arrows pointing to from left to right.
    • thrombocyte
    • azurophil (monocyte)
    • heterophil
    • lymphocyte
  9. Image Upload 2
    This is iguana blood, what are the arrows pointing to?
    • platelets at the bottom
    • eosinophils at the top
    • lymphocyte
  10. Image Upload 3
    What are these arrows pointing to?  This is turtle blood.
    • big arrow:  eosinophil
    • small arrow:  heterophil
    • arrow head:  monocyte
  11. Image Upload 4
    This is turtle blood.  What is this WBC?
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Reptile Hematology Lab
Midterm Practical Lab Tech ll