Basic principles of hematology made memorable. Build a solid understanding of hematology in the context of practical laboratory practice and principles. Visual language, innovative case studies, role-playing troubleshooting cases, and laboratory protocols bring laboratory practice to life. Superbly organized, this reader-friendly text breaks a complex subject into easy-to-follow, manageable sections. Begin with the basic principles of hematology; discover red and white blood cell disorders; journey through hemostasis and disorders of coagulation; and then explore the procedures needed in the laboratory. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter. Special "Troubleshooting: What do you do when...." sections to promote problem solving. "Word Key" section highlights and defines key medical terminology. Case studies illustrate the key principles of each concept in the chapters and encourage practical critical thinking. End-of-chapter summaries and review questions.