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will lymphoma show up blood work

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: Lymphomas are diagnosed by microscopic examination of a lymph node by a pathologist. Blood counts are not an appropriate test for lymphoma. For good h ... Read More

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
May be: If you had lymphoma, you would have enlarged lymph nodes, or spleen or an other mass/lump. Early Lymphomas may or may not have abnormalities in routin ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Yup: Some skin cancers won't show up in the bloodwork; unless they have advanced so far as to spread to other body systems(metastasize) lymphoma would nor ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hematologic cancers: Leukemia and lymphoma are classified as hematologic malignancies. See this site for leukemia: http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/conditions/leuke ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
20 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Skin Cancer Screenin: Although there are a few studies ongoing for blood markers to skin cancer (including melanoma) nothings is officially available yet. We hope to see so ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
30 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Different ways: Tumor markers, or blood tests for certain cancers can be used for screening, or to evaluate treatment. They are not "diagnostic" of cancer, and some ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Sometimes: You can't pick up lymphoma from a routine blood work you got at your primary care doctor's office.. A special test like flow cytometry for leukemia an ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience in Medical Oncology
Possibly: An abnormal blood count or smear would often be the first step to make us concerned. Often other test such as bone marrow are helpful. An abnormal b ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not generally: Nicotine levels would have to be ordered specifically and are available only at specialized labs.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Maybe: Hashimoto's disease is classically manifested with positive anti thyroid antibodies, usually anti thyroid peroxidase and to a lesser extent, anti thyr ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: They must test for it specifically or run a routine drug screen. Many times for surgery they will do this.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: It will show up if a specific syphilis test is ordered. The only exception is with early syphilis, including primary syphilis (the stage that often g ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margot Aiken
41 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: Typical screening tests often include a glucose level which is used to screen for diabetes.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Not usually: Routine blood work does not generally include drug testing. However, if you're in a place where this is commonly tested (such as a recovery clinic, et ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Usually: There are several different stool tests that can evaluate for occult blood.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
No: While both of these analytes are steroid based, they are not tested for in the same methology. Testosterone is not going to cross react with prednison ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Maybe: When taking a blood test certain things are asked for. If thc levels are not asked for they will not be detected.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: Once you develop diabetes it causes a rise in blood sugar, which is easily detected in a blood test. That's generally how the diagnosis of diabetes is ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: It is not tested for in any routine bloodwork. Only a highly specific reference lab could perform this analysis.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
No,: they would not.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Haloperidol and its metabolites can be detected in blood, urine and tissues.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
It can: I would say most of the time there are biochemical signs, such as an elevated alkaline phosphatase. However, labs can be normal.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: If they are specifically testing for it. Cotinine, the main metabolite of nicotine, is generally tested for in urine, where it is present in larger a ... Read More
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