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Description:Stained using a PAS technique, along with a H&E counterstain, this highly-magnified photomicrograph revealed the cytomorphologic details displayed by a number of normal sideroblasts. Sideroblasts are actually immature red blood cells, or RBCs, which contain ferritin granules within their cytoplasmic interior.
The ferritin molecule is a method the body implements in order to store iron, and is composed of iron and apoferritin, which is a molecule that is able to bind with many iron molecules. Ferritin is also stored in the liver, as well as other body tissues.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Gordon D. McLaren
Creation Date:1972
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CDC Organization
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