MCL Blood Cell Atlas
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Target Cell
-Red cells characterized by a central hemoglobinized area surrounded by pallor giving the cell the classic "target", Mexican hat or "bullseye" appearance.

-Seen in patients who are jaundiced or in patients with liver disease.

-Seen in patients post splenectomy.

-Also seen as an artifact with excessive EDTA or slow drying smears.

Target Cell : 1000X