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does leukemia show up in blood work

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Sometimes....: For leukemia, you sometimes can detect the leukemia cells on a routine complete blood count (cbc). However, not every lab is good at identifying these ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes and: Not necessarily leukemia should be sorted out. Many types of lymphoma and CBC could be completely unremarkable.

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Lymphoma does not sh: Leukemia will show up in the blood(get a CBC done). Lymphoma typically does not show up in blood but can produce anemia or low platelet count, but the ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Hematologic cancers: Leukemia and lymphoma are classified as hematologic malignancies. See this site for leukemia: http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/conditions/leuke ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
CBC with diff: If one of the routine tests you doctor orders is CBC with diff it will catch almost all leukemias.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
One day: Complete blood count can be done quickly! And abnormals called to ordering MD. Bone marrow 2-3 days
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Need repeat tests: Immature granulocytes can be caused by a recent infection. Since I don't know your medical history and symptoms, it is hard to advice. I'm sure your p ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
What test?: What leukemia? What treatment? If this is a quantitative pcr for monitoring of CML then there could be some concern about loss of response. Need more ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Consultation time: You need to confer with the physician that ordered the bloodwork.There is a phenomen known as a leukemoid reaction where a non leukemia can present a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Let me clarify: Leukemia begins in the bone marrow and then spills over into your blood. The symptoms are absent until your blood counts are affected by the leukemic ... Read More
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