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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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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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Spleen 14cm/many of my WBC and platelets were really low then came back to normal doctor is sending me to hematology what is she trying to rule out?

Spleen 14cm/many of my WBC and platelets were really low then came back to normal doctor is sending me to hematology what is she trying to rule out?

Hematologic disorder: Low white blood cell counts and enlarged spleen can be seen in a number of conditions- liver disease, viral infections, and lymphoma would be examples. A hematologist will examine you, review your lab work and may order additional tests to try to determine the cause of these findings. ...Read more

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Husband low WBC count, vit d deficient, muscle pain, jerks going to sleep..Pcp, neurology, rhumatology, hematology..Nothing conclusive found..Frustrat?

Husband low WBC count, vit d deficient, muscle pain, jerks going to sleep..Pcp, neurology, rhumatology, hematology..Nothing conclusive found..Frustrat?

D Walk yoga: Supplement his vitamin d and follow a healthy balanced diet. With lots of fruits and veggies, plenty of water and high quality protein daily. Walk two miles every day in that gorgeous san diego weather and find a yoga class to stretch those jerking muscles. Go slow and build up to this activity. ...Read more

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Hematology count 10 please explan?

Confused.: Could it be that your hemoglobin is 10? I would contact the doctor that ordered these slabs and discuss the significance. ...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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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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What is hematology?

What is hematology?

Blood: The study of blood and blood related issues like clotting. Anemias of various kinds, hemophilia, leukemia, bleeding disorders. It is a wide medical category and often doctors do both hematology and cancer as a single specialty. ...Read more

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What exactly is hematology?

What exactly is hematology?

Blood science: Hematology is the science (and art) of blood and blood disorders; doctors trained and certified in this field sre hematologists. Check out this site- hematology.Org. ...Read more

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Can you please define hematology and how can it affect the body?

Can you please define hematology and how can it affect the body?

Hematology: Is one of important subject in medicine to learn the normal physiology / development of blood cells and lymphatic organs and to learn the various type of blood disorders - benign, cancerous, acquired, congenital etc as well as abnormalities/ disorders that are affecting the lymphatic organs. ...Read more

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What do MCV and MCH mean on a hematology report?

What do MCV and MCH mean on a hematology report?

Definition: Mcv: mean corpuscular volume. Mch: mean corpuscular hemoglobin. The MCV tells us the size of the red blood cells and the MCH tells us how much hemoglobin is in each cell. The MCV is more important than the mch. They are referred to as red cell indices and they help us differentiate certain red blood cell problems. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How are blood cells counted in a hematology report?

How are blood cells counted in a hematology report?

Usually automated: Blood cells are counted electromechanically as each blood cell is passed thru a really small Loop that acts as counter of number and size in one way.Another way is counting by laser reflections and in both,computers figure what type. The smallest are platelets, followed by red cells,and largest are all types of blood cells. In manual counting, a pathologist IDs blood cells microscopically ...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