Figure 3-5a. Side method for preparation of blood films: Place spreader slide
at an angle of about 300 from the horizontal.
d. Pull the spreader slide toward the drop of blood until contact is made within
the acute angle formed by the two slides as shown in figure 3-5b.
Figure 3-5b. Side method for preparation of blood films: Contact
blood with spreader.
e. Allow the blood to spread toward the sides of the slide.
f. Push the spreader slide smoothly and lightly toward the opposite end of the
specimen slide, drawing the blood behind it into a thin film (see figure 3-5c).
Figure 3-5c, Side method for preparation of blood films: Finished slide.