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A 46-year-old female asked:

What is "fibrin strands present" in manual blood smear path report? & neutropenia & ovalocytes. ideas of what could cause that? is a specialist needed

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Repeat test: The presence of fibrin strands in a peripheral smear indicates that the specimen was not collected properly. Before seeking a specialist discuss with your doctor of a repeat test is warranted.
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