After completing this exercise, you should be able to
1. determine the percentage of red blood cells in a blood sample;
2. determine the hemoglobin content of a blood sample;
3. describe how a red blood cell count is performed;
4. describe how a total white blood cell count is performed.
b ecause of the possibility of blood infections being transmitted from one student to another during blood-testing procedures, it is suggested that the following demonstrations be performed by the instructor. Observe all safety procedures listed for this lab.
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