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what does slight hemolysis on blood results mean

A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
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
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Hemolysis index: I've had 3 blood tests over the past 6 months for b12 anemia. What does it mean that my hemolysis index results have gone down? ANS: It measures hemol ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Lab finding: It is a white zone around the colonies of bacteria.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
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
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hemolysis ?'s: Blood cells ( "red cells") contain hemoglobin and register as "positive" in urinalysis specimens (under the microscope). Hemolysis is the rupture of ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
"Blood in urine" ?'s: Polyps in the bladder can become irritated and bleed, which will cause both red cells and release hemoglobin (i.e., hemolysis) if the cell membrane is ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisheeth Gupta
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Normal: if Cbc and bilirubin normal don't worry
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Question unclear: If you are asking a microbiology lab question about whether mycobacterium tuberculosis growth produces hemolysis, it is not generally grown on blood ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Please clarify: If you received a lab result of "specimen hemolyzed", then the problem was with the way in which the sample was collected and/or transported to the la ... Read More
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