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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Cbc with diff: The CBC with diff cannot diagnose a pt per se. You need to know what types of symptoms a pt is having in order to investigate based on symptoms.
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review. This includes why the lab was obtained,symptoms,ph ... Read More

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A 35-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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
They aren't there: Macrophages reside in tissue outside of the blood vessels. Monocytes exist the blood and then transform to become macrophages (or macrophages repopul ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
48 years experience Pediatrics
Both are normal.: Most labs use as a normal range for platelets to be 150, 000 to 450, 000. The slight increase you wrote of are not concerning. Anisocytosis refers t ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Get it checked: It is not an urgent matter, but you should get it checked at your next visit to your doctor.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probably normal: If you are not at risk for hiv, then you may represent the low end of the bell curve that makes up the "normal" range for wbc. Some people have immune ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Repeat test: The presence of fibrin strands in a peripheral smear indicates that the specimen was not collected properly. Before seeking a specialist discuss with ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Please re-ask: I am sorry but your question was cut off. Please re-submit and clarify.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Microscopic Analysis: A drop of blood is place on a microscope slide and smeared across the slide and reviewed under a microscope. Sometimes the slide will be stained to f ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: If hemoglobin level is normal, it does not mean anything. Some hemoglobin variants produce oval rather than perfectly round red cells and then it depe ... Read More
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