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Blood Smear: Examining Blood Cells

kit #1B

This three-step experiment provides students with a clear understanding of lab techniques and an opportunity for self discovery. Students draw samples of their own blood with individualized sterile lancets and prepare smears by applying Wright's stain. Using a microscope, they examine the smears to identify different cell types (erythrocytes, polymorphonuclears, eosinophiles, basophiles, lymphocytes and platelets). This experiment can be safely conducted in a single class period. MICROSCOPES ARE NEEDED.


  • Observe and identify different cell types in student’s own blood
  • Prepare smear and apply Wright’s stain
  • Develop microscope skills

Content List in Blood Smear: Examining Blood Cells is as follows:

Quantity Description
1 Teacher’s Guide with MSDS
4 Wright’s stain, drop controlled bottle
50 Alcohol pads, pre-saturated
50 Lancets, sterile, disposable
Number of Students

To complete this kit requires approximately one 50-minute class period.

Title Item # Price Quantity
Blood Smear: Examining Blood Cells 1B $64.85