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Does Anyone Know What It Means To Have Ovalocytes In A Blood Smear
Usually Harmless: Ovalocytes by themselves are harmless. In a hereditary condition ovalocytes may constitue about 25% of red blood cells. Lesser numbers of circulating ovalocytes may be present in various anemias including megaloblastic, sideroblastic, iron deficiency, and in thalassemias. ...Read more
Depends: If hemoglobin level is normal, it does not mean anything. Some hemoglobin variants produce oval rather than perfectly round red cells and then it depends on the type of hemoglobin variant. A few ovalocytes are of no consequence. ...Read more
What is "Fibrin Strands Present" in manual blood smear path report? & Neutropenia & Ovalocytes. Ideas of what could cause that? Is a specialist needed
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. ...Read more
I will hit my 1 yr remission mark in the beginning of this June, I had Leukemia. I had a blood smear test and my Ovalocytes, bld, ql, light microscopy a?
Please re-ask: I am sorry but your question was cut off. Please re-submit and clarify. ...Read more
See Physician: These are discription of the shape of the red blood cells which are different from the the normal disc shaped cells. This represents a abnormally in the formation of the cells and may be related to a number of conditions. You need to see a Physician to sort it out ...Read more
It's a good thing!: Blasts are immature blood cells. They normally grow and mature in the marrow and then the more adult cells are extruded into the blood stream to perform their function. So, not seeing them in the blood film is a good sign we look for when evaluating someone with a blood disorder. ...Read more
My peripheral blood smear stated "no abnormal blasts seen." Does that mean there were no blasts seen or only normal blasts were seen?
No blasts.: Blasts in the peripheral blood are not normal by definition. So if no abnormal blasts were seen, that means there were no blasts in the peripheral blood. ...Read more
What does it mean for a blood smear to show moderate polychromasia and moderate Schistocytes? Google doesn't give a good picture. :) Thanks
Worrisome: Look for something fragmenting the red blood cells. If the person isn't obviously sick with disseminated intravascular coagulation or thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, perhaps they have an old-fashioned mechanical heart valve. Polychromasia should prompt a search for causes of hemolysis. The pathologist may want to review this slide. Best wishes. ...Read more
What does it mean when the result of your peripheral blood smear says that you have mild leukocytosis with absolute neutrophilia?
More neutrophils: It means your overall white cell count is a little elevated, and of those white cells, there are more neutrophils than what is in the "normal" range. This is slightly suggestive of a bacterial infection, but it is far from diagnostic; this is only useful in the setting of signs/symptoms that also suggest infection. It could be primary issues with the blood cells, or even just normal variation. ...Read more
What does Platelet anisocytosis mean on blood smear? Platelet count is 454K. (10 days ago it was 482K)
Both are normal.: Most labs use as a normal range for platelets to be 150, 000 to 450, 000. The slight increase you wrote of are not concerning. Anisocytosis refers to change in size---not all the same size platelets. Large platelets can be associated with many things, including bone marrow replacement with younger platelets. Smaller platelets can be associated with different genetic conditions or may be normal. ...Read more
What does it mean when lab states that my blood smear wbc correlates with automated differential. Doesn't smear look at appearence of wbc cells?
If the correlation: Is there then your diagnosis would be on the right track which is good. ...Read more
I have muscle pain and fatigue imade CBC befor 2 month and blood smear both are normal but now my wbc=15.9 what this mean and can be dangerous thing?
May be: 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. Having said that, your white cell count is elevated. It is usually due to some infection. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more
No: Your doctor can order this test and specify what he/she is looking for or suspicious of certain illness. The pathologist is usually the one who reviews the test and provide answers to your doc! ...Read more
Depends on the yeast: Yeast are smaller than the normal cells found in a blood sample (like white or red blood cells). They can either be rounded in shape, look like long interconnected rods. To help visualize them on a blood smear under the microscope, sometimes special stains are used to help them become more visible. ...Read more
Microscopic Analysis: A drop of blood is place on a microscope slide and smeared across the slide and reviewed under a microscope. Sometimes the slide will be stained to further reveal special features of the blood. Simple huh? ...Read more
No: A blood smear is ordered when the CBC is abnormal. A blood smear helps diagnose a range of deficiencies, disease involving blood cell production, function and destruction ; it is also used to monitor cell production/ maturity in diseases eg leukemia, during chemo/radiation therapy and evaluation of different type of hemoglobins. ...Read more
Yes: Yes a pathologist two reviews) furl smear and who has a good knowledge of the red blood cell cytology and the value limits of high and low can tell you the white blood count red blood count and platelet count and also evaluate each cell each type of the white blood cells and the red blood cells whether they are too big or too little whether they're being broken down or made normally. ...Read more
Hi good night... I am a student. I wanted to know what the diagnosis for this patient will be if the blood smear has a lymph count of 65 and mono 21?
Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review. This includes why the lab was obtained, symptoms, physical findings. You must also submit a concise question that reflects the info submitted. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload in a file ...Read more
Blood Smear (Erythrocyte) shows normocytic normochromic. Although it does not have the word Aneamia, is it same with normocytic normochromic Aneamia?
They aren't there: Macrophages reside in tissue outside of the blood vessels. Monocytes exist the blood and then transform to become macrophages (or macrophages repopulate themselves, depending on the location). Thus, only monocytes can be found in the peripheral blood. There are several subtypes of monocytes that we will begin monitoring in the near future to assess for certain diseases and treatment effects. ...Read more
Cbc performed-everything normal except low wbc. Blood smear- normal. Told to come bck in 2mths & redraw. Should I be worried? Wht could cause this?
Probably normal: If you are not at risk for hiv, then you may represent the low end of the bell curve that makes up the "normal" range for wbc. Some people have immune function issues with chronically low counts, others just "rest at low idle" and still ramp up when fighting an infection. See what follow up test shows. ...Read more
What is the meaning of seeing a blood smear or one little blood drop (with normal pap smear)after intercourse? Should I have to be worried?
Get it checked: It is not an urgent matter, but you should get it checked at your next visit to your doctor. ...Read more
What diseases a peripheral blood smear shows? Can it show that there is an infectious disease or viral?
Many different thing: Can be seen on a peripheral smear. It can demonstrate signs of some viral, bacterial and parasite infections. It can demonstrate changes associated with cancer or other immune related problems. It can even demonstrate genetic problems like sickle cell disease or nutritional deficiencies. It's a very powerful tool in the right hands. ...Read more
If I walk in and ask the hospital to do a blood smear and check for fungal and yeast in my blood will they do it?
Likely not: Although the healthcare system is different in Canada than in the United States, it would be unlikely for a laboratory to perform tests not ordered by a physician. This practice prevents unnecessary or redundant tests and reduces patient anxiety and costs. Besides, who would interpret the results? ...Read more
Normal blood count with blood smear leukocyte; particles of toxic granulation, atypical cells lenfomo nuclear, one cell view of downey. Male, 58?
Typical cell: This is a typical cell type (both the lymphocytes with toxic granulation and the Downey cell, which similar is a lymphocyte with features consistent with activation). These occur in the context of infection or stress when the lymphocytes are receiving "danger" signals. Can't comment conclusively without knowing more about the clinical situation, but not likely something that needs follow up. ...Read more
WBC was 19, 12, 13, 14, now 15.4 all in a month. Blood smear showed no signs of leukemia. Doc said my wbc is like that because of smoking? Possible?
Do not think so: But you shoukd post your differential as well ...Read more
Eos in the 2300-3500 range for at least 6 months + most recent blood smear shows "few smudge cells". Have ruled out parasites. IgE normal. Cancer?
Follow closely: Be aware of Churg-Strauss, especially if you have developed adult asthma. Consider testing for anti neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies. Read up also on Loeffler's and the various eosinophilic leukemias. Genetic studies might be appropriate. A few smudges mean nothing -- just pushing the smear roughly can create them. Often folks like you just get followed and never get sick. ...Read more
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