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I have blood count with differential could they help reveal or diagnose a pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No: A blood count with a differential reveals the make up of the WBC system indicating the total white blood cell count, how many are polys and how many lymphocytes. To define the presence of a pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma which are adrenal lesions, one has to measure products derived from adrenal tissue, that is the adrenal like substances that are vASOActive.

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