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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not necessarily : There are more important tests to check, like quantitative immunoglobulins and m proteins in urine and blood, normal free light chain ratio, and.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: 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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Poly vs monoclonal: There are many causes of elevation of acute phase reactants and poly (many) clonal gammaglobulins (iga, igg, igm, etc). Polyclonal elevations are not ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not the right test: 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Autoimmune: Sounds like the good news is cancer had been ruled out. The tests and physical problems you listed can have many causes. Infections especially viral, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Several tests: There is no specific blood test that means cancer unless the diagnosis is leukemia in which case the blood tests are most helpful. Anc is not a test ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Monitoring: CBC tells you if you are anemic, and if you have the right number of white cells. Liver tests check for liver damage that can occur from medications y ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hernani Cualing
29 years experience Pathology
Felty syndrome: Get your doc to ask hematologist to do clonality test on blood large granular lymphs by flow cytometry and gene clonality rearrangement
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
CVID: Is an arbitrary or a default diagnosis, no body knows what is really going on except that B cells are present, but not functional, as opposed to Bruto ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Blood loss: The most important thing to do is exclude blood loss in the gastro-intestinal tract. Anemia in an adult male warrants investigation to exclude colon c ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Listen to your: doctor. Who would you push for a biopsy? It is quite likely that the child has enlarged lymph nodes due to some infection, more than likely Epstein Ba ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Why tested?: 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: There is no test that will completely exclude nay diagnosis. In additon, b2m is a marker for all lymphoid disease (CLL, NHL, Hodgkin etc..) In any e ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
It is best : To have the doctor who ordered the test to provide interpretation. He or she would know more about your medical history and there may have been other ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: The monocytes are often up some in a variety of viral illnesses but less commonly than the lymphocytes. Infectious mononucleosis does occur in a muted ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
?virus: Low lymphocyte count can occur with viral infections or the taking of corticosteroids. Your hepatologist or gastroenterologist is best qualified to an ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Blood test, imaging as well as a bone marrow biopsy are needed- as part of the initial staging work up.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Incomplete info: 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 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Ldh may be high in lymphoma, but may not be. There are many laboratory and other tests used in the initial staging and prognostic testing for lymphom ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
CSF Analysis: With the information provided, i cannot state with certainty what's wrong. The is a mononuclear pleocytosis in the csf, but i don't know the other in ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Possible,but why....: Are your suspicious? Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. Further imaging with ct or pet/ct may be appropriate, but, especially given yo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arold Augustin
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood test: To place your test results in a better perspective, discuss them with your provider and/or see a hematologist. Avoid the guessing game.
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