Polychromasia neonate

Polychromasia neonate
Author: Teresa Scordino
Category: Morphologic variants of normal cells > Morphologic variants of Red Blood Cells/precursors > Normal Red blood cell morphology with resting lymphocyte for comparison > Color > Polychromasia
Published Date: 01/13/2016

•Polychromasia (polychromatophilic cells) in a neonate.  Polychromatophilic cells are young red blood cells that have been recently released from the bone marrow.  They are larger than mature red cells, and are bluish in color.  Polychromasia is increased in hemolysis, blood loss, and marrow infiltration.  Normal neonates have a higher number of polychromatophilic cells than older children and adults.