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What does slight hemolysis on blood results mean

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

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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 female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Microscopic exam: You don't mention what your symptoms are leading to the urinalysis. The next step is to have a microscopc examination if a urine sample(which apparent... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: 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 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
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
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
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
"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
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See doctor: The results you provided suggest infection in the urinary system and it would be prudent to see your doctor. You may need urine culture to confirm inf... Read More

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