A 51-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
1 doctor answer
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
48 years experience in Pathology
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.
Answered on Jun 8, 2018
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