• Ask a pathologist 

    Coberly, Emily; Campbell, Jack; Hammer, Richard (University of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 2014-01)
    QUESTION: I took care of a patient with Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC), but the pathologist did not see schistocytes on the patient's peripheral blood smear. What is the role of peripheral smear in diagnosing DIC?