The blood should be evaluated, both quantitatively and qualitatively. This is frequently achieved using automated equipment.
The normal total leukocyte and differential leukocyte counts are presented in Table 1–5.
For a more detailed discussion, see Marshall A. Lichtman and Ernest Beutler: Approach to the Patient, Chap. 1, p. 1; Daniel H. Ryan: Examination of Blood Cells, Chap. 2, p. 11; Daniel H. Ryan: Examination of the Marrow, Chap. 3, p. 25; James Palis and George B. Segel: Hematology of the Fetus and Newborn, Chap. 6, p. 87; William B. Ershler and Dan L. Longo: Hematology in Older Persons, Chap. 8, p. 115; C. Wayne Smith: Morphology of Neutrophils, Eosinophils, and Basophils, Chap. 59, p. 875; Steven D. Douglas and Florin Tuluc: Morphology of Monocytes and Macrophages, Chap. 67, p. 989; H. Elizabeth Broome: Morphology of Lymphocytes and Plasma Cells, Chap. 74, p. 1079 in Williams Hematology, 8th ed.