Test Findings
 

Rouleaux

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Overview

  • Rouleaux are long chains of stacked red blood cells, which occur in the presence of an increase in plasma proteins - particularly fibrinogen and immunoglobulins.
    • Rouleaux
    • Rouleaux
       
    • Causes of Rouleaux Formation

    • Acute phase reaction (infection, inflammation, malignancy)
    • Anaemia of chronic disease
    • Multiple myeloma
    • Pregnancy
    • Poor sample preparation
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