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Nuclear medicine white blood cell scan

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Dr. John Overbeck
Nuclear Medicine 26 years experience
A : A white blood cell test is one of the most labor intensive preparations that we do in nuclear medicine. We start with a blood draw from a person. Th... Read More
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Not usually: Indium111 is tagged to white blood cells are extracted from blood. About 50 cc of blood from patient are incubated with wbcs separated from the blood... Read More
Dr. Luke Bolek
Nuclear Medicine 17 years experience
No you don't : You are correct that your blood is drawn from your body, the WBCs are then labeled with radioactive Indium 111, and then injected into your bloodstrea... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
Bone: This test is often combined with a bone scan to look for bone infection. Mri is considered superior in most cases of bone infection.
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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
It depends on the Drug(s) used. Cocaine is known to cause Leukopenia (low white blood cells), Marijuana is known to depress the immune system (which i... Read More
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Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
Elevated : Elevated peripheral blood eosinophil counts can be encountered in a number of clinical settings. Common triggers for eosinophilia include allergies (... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
Slight: Low counts may be normal, more profound levels may be of concern. If that's the case, should see hematologist. Good luck!
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Coleman
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
No: Usually increases white blood count.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
When both RBC and: Wbcs are affected several topics come to mind. The marrow may be stressed in response to infection, or due to a medication. This would also be a com... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
To understand WBC's: Cytochemistry can reveal WBC dysfunction. It is used in evaluating leukemias.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Leukocytosis: This can be caused by infection, malignancy or other inflammatory processes. Need more info to be specific, but best to discuss this with the pediatri... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Normal vs abnormal: White cells and different type of abnormal cells. Wbc cytochemistry is or was a common test in leukemias.

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