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What does slight hemolysis mean

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Prasad
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Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Lab : Nothing to worry. The specimen was either collected with difficulty or was tested with delay.

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Nothing serious: Sometimes mild trauma can cause this. Sometimes if they used a needle that was too small it can also cause hemolysis. Unless it repeatedly happens, ... Read More
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Improper handling: This usually refers to a blood sample handled poorly in which some of the blood cells break open, releasing the contents into the serum and possibly a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Low thyroid : A high TSH almost always means that there is too little thyroid hormone in the blood. It would not usually cause decreased kidney function as suggest... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Incomplete info: The information you provided is not readily understandable. Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the do... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Numbers are just...: Results are just numbers. Without the whole picture, such as why was labwork done, numbers cannot tell much. The "slight hemolysis" may be fine for a ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Hemolysis means blood was not drawn or handled properly & some red cells broke open. Need normal values for your lab. Be certain you r not taking... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 27 years experience
Moderate = 8-10 g/dL: Hemolysis = breaking of red cells hemolysis regardless of cause leads to anemia , low hemoglobin this is called anemia. mild anemia ( more than 10 g/ ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Confirmation : Low haptoglobin confirms hemolysis, but it does not specify why the hemolysis is occurring. Additional would be needed. There are many causes for hem... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Lab finding: It is a white zone around the colonies of bacteria.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Usually normal: The most common cause of hemolysis is related to how the specimen was taken - turbulence in flow, a small needle, wiggling the needle during venipunct... Read More

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