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Doctor insights on: Fetomaternal Bleed Flow Cytometry

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What does normal cd34 number mean in flow cytometry report? What are cd numbers?

What does normal cd34 number mean in flow cytometry report?  What are cd numbers?

Stem cells: Cd numbers are "cluster of differentiation" numbers. Cd34 is a cell marker for stem cells and other cells in blood. ...Read more

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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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32 weeks pregnant. WBC currently at 14. Full blood work up, all results negative except flow cytometry showing .01 for leukemia - what does this mean!

32 weeks pregnant. WBC currently at 14. Full blood work up, all results negative except flow cytometry showing .01 for leukemia - what does this mean!

Need to see actual: report. 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, pregnant women normally have higher WBC counts and your is in the normal range. ...Read more

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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Apply compression at the front of the nose
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Gently pack the nose with cotton
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If your nosebleeds are continuous or frequent, go to the ER
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The flow cytometry results show no abnormal lymphoid population. What does it mean? What is flow cytometry?

The flow cytometry results show no abnormal lymphoid population. What does it mean? What is flow cytometry?

For ab.blood cells: Flow cytometry is routinely used in the diagnosis of health disorders, especially blood cancers, but has many other applications in basic research, clinical practice and clinical trials. A common variation is to physically sort particles based on their properties, so as to purify populations of interest. ...Read more

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Hematologist wants to repeat flow cytometry. Any risks?

No: It is a specialized blood test which does not have any harmful effects on the patient, other than a needle stick to draw a blood sample or a biopsy of the tissue to be tested. ...Read more

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How long does it take to receive results from a peripheral blood flow cytometry test?

How long does it take to receive results from a peripheral blood flow cytometry test?

Cytometry test: Hard to say as time various greatly with each doctor and lab. Best bet is to call the doctors office and ask. ...Read more

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The lymphoid population consists of polyclonal b cells cd19,cd20,cd45 pos, cd5, cd10 neg w/o light chain. What does this mean on flow cytometry?

This is normal: We would worry if you had Monoclonal Lymphocyte excess, a polyclonal pattern is normal. But why did you have the Flow cytometry done in the first place? Give us more detailed history if you need our guidance. ...Read more