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Fetomaternal Bleed Flow Cytometry
Stem cells: Cd numbers are "cluster of differentiation" numbers. Cd34 is a cell marker for stem cells and other cells in blood. ...Read more
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
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
My WBC has been elevated since december of 2011. I had a flow cytometry and it came back clean. Doctor wants to repeat, should I be concerned?
No: Being concerned is of no use. Your doctor is doing the appropriate thing to repeat the test to ensure that blood parameters have not changed. ...Read more
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
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
What does it mean if flow cytometry results show: "Relative T-cell predominant lymphocytosis with no other diagnostic abnormalities detected." ?
Non diagnostic: For clonal proliferation, non-specific changes. Talk to your ordering physician about the plan of care. ...Read more