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Crp .1 mg/l. Ra/anti-dsdna antibs/ana all negative. Why might hematology report indicate "suggested reactive or inflammatory process"? Also noted subset of reactive lymphocytes, occasionally atypical.

Crp .1 mg/l. Ra/anti-dsdna antibs/ana all negative. Why might hematology report indicate "suggested reactive or inflammatory process"? Also noted subset of reactive lymphocytes, occasionally atypical.

See below : Reactive (atypical) lymphocytes are usually due to viral illness or stressor on the body. It could be due to a medicine reaction or autoimmune disorder as well. Your CRP level of 0.1 is very low which is good. And your ra/anti ds dna are negative. So overall they didn't find anything abnormal and they called it possibly due to reactive process. ...Read more

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Hematology (Definition)

Hematology is a field of study in which a person studies the different types of blood cells in the bone marrow, the blood, the lymphatics, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in problems of the blood and bone marrow ...Read more


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What's the RDW in hematology?

What's the RDW in hematology?

RBC size variation: Rdw is a a statistical measurement of the differences in size of the red blood cells (rbc). Higher RDW values mean that there is more variation in the sizes of the rbc. Iron deficiency anemia is associated with increased rdw, especially after iron replacement starts. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high hematology sed rate? Urgent

Not specific: High erythrosedimentation rate or high ESR. It is used as a tool very often to find out levels of inflammation but is not specific or diagnostic of one disease. If it is normal then most likely there is no active inflammation ( that can be due to rheumatologic disorders), malignancy or infecions. But if high, then it matter most in which context was done because may signified any of those 3. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated basophils in hematology?

What can cause elevated basophils in hematology?

Thanks for asking!: Increased basophil count is associated with many pathologic conditions, including: allergic reactions (drug, food), inflammation (ulcerative colitis, arthritis), endocrinopathy (diabetes, hypothyroidism), infection (chicken pox, small pox, tb, influenza), iron deficiency anemia, radiation exposure, myeloproliferative disorders, basophilic leukemia...Etc. ...Read more

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Hi. In my Hematology test both Mono% and Baso% were flagged as high MONO% 7.13% K/ul EOS% 2.68% K/ul BASO% 1.28% K/ul I do not know what happened to m?

Hi. In my Hematology test both Mono% and Baso% were flagged as high
MONO% 7.13% K/ul
EOS% 2.68% K/ul
BASO% 1.28% K/ul
I do not know what happened to m?

Numbers are numbers: The rest of the story is needed, as these blood test results themselves are not uncommon... which has almost no meaning without hearing the rest of the story. One's regular doctor, who knows why a blood test was ordered and who has examined the patient, can be helpful here. Otherwise, these numbers are just numbers... could be anything... or could be nothing. ...Read more

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Could a persistently elevated ddimer(flux between 9 and 13, norm< 0.5) and a carotid/ocular bruit, be related? (Hematology has been stumped.

Could a persistently elevated ddimer(flux between 9 and 13, norm< 0.5) and a carotid/ocular bruit, be related? (Hematology has been stumped.

Maybe: This question is of the form "could A be related to B." The answer is almost always Maybe, because you must know with certainty to answer yes or no. ...Read more

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Wbc 4.0 lymphocytes elevated neutrophils low. ? Retest in 2 mo ? hematology consultation

Wbc 4.0 lymphocytes elevated neutrophils low.  ? Retest in 2 mo ? hematology consultation

Wbc: A white count of four on the WBC is actually a normal level. I wouldn't worry about it unless there is a significant elevation and your white count such as 20,000. A hematologist consultation would be pointless for this. A common viral infection can cause elevated lymphocytes greater than neutrophils. I would suggest checking a CBC with differential in a months time. ...Read more

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My 6 yo had appt w/ hematology. Results show elevated ldh, elevated retic and increased hgb F. Is this consistent with beta thalassemia trait?

My 6 yo had appt w/ hematology. Results show elevated ldh, elevated retic and increased hgb F. Is this consistent with beta thalassemia trait?

Other ideas: There are a variety of mild hemoglobinopathies that might be a better fit. I am glad Junior is going to get his workup so he can make informed choices as an adult. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is hematology?

What is hematology?

Disorders of blood: The study of blood related disorders include such things as bleeding disorders, clotting disorders, low blood counts (anemia, low platelets, low neutrophils), high blood counts, abnormal hemoglobin, and much more. ...Read more

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