Felis ISSN 2398-2950 Hematology: differential leucocyte count Synonym(s): White cell count, WBC count Contributor(s): Karen L Gerber Overview Sampling Tests Overview Relative leucocyte numbers are established by manual or machine counting the number of the different leucocyte types as a percentage of the total. Sampling This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Tests MethodologiesManual differential Examination and classification of 100-200 WBCs on Diff-Quik Staining techniques: Diffquick, Wrights Staining techniques: Wright's stain or Romanowsky-stained blood smear Staining techniques: Romanowsky-type stains, eg Leishman's Staining techniques: Leishman's stain. WBCs are classified into neutrophils (bands Hematology: band neutrophil and mature Hematology: neutrophil forms), eosinophils Hematology: eosinophil, basophils Hematology: basophil, lymphocytes Hematology: lymphocyte and monocytes Hematology: monocyte, and any primitive, abnormal types or inclusions are noted. Automated differential Classification of 10,000 WBCs by cytochemical staining and laser techniques. Further ReadingPublicationsReferred papers Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.