White blood cells wbcs are more resistant to lysis

By Allen Kazadi
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White blood cells (WBCs) are more resistant to lysis than red blood cells (RBCs). When looking at a sample of blood for WBCs, what could you do to reduce interference from RBCs? Group of answer choices

a. Mix the blood in a hypotonic solution, which will cause the RBCs to lyse.

b. Mix the blood in a hypertonic solution, which will cause the RBCs to lyse.

c. Mix the blood in a salty solution to cause the RBCs to lyse.

d. Mix the blood in an isotonic solution and allow the WBCs to float to the top.

Answer:

b. Mix the blood in a hypertonic solution, which will cause the RBCs to lyse.

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