Definition of blood film in US English:

blood film


  • A specimen of blood on a glass slide, used for microscopic investigation of possible abnormalities or pathogens.

    • ‘A thick blood film two days later was again negative for plasmodia.’
    • ‘The highest was 18 percent, but the French patient did not have any in her preliminary blood film.’
    • ‘A team of two technologists visited biology classrooms with a computer-based exercise on blood film examination.’
    • ‘Each blood film had an initial 200 WBC differential performed.’
    • ‘Seven laboratories reported the presence of malarial parasites on a normal blood film.’