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Nuclear Medicine White Blood Cell Scan
The medical specialty of nuclear medicine involves the use of unsealed radioactive pharmaceuticals that can help image molecular flow throughout the body. The medical use of radiopharmaceuticals also includes the treatment of some cancers and bone pain. Nuclear medicine is separate from diagnostic radiology, which utilizes the use of external (sealed) radioactivity ...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
Urine test showed white blood cells in urine but no infection. Blood test showed low white blood cell count. Any correlation?
No: They do not correlate.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mri cervical spine states patchy T1
hypointensity within the marrow. Blood tests shows large platelets and 91 platelet count What does this mean?
Needs medical attent: I assume you have a doctor taking care of you. if not seek one, you may actually need to see a hematologist provided a repeat Platelet count shows low platelet count. Platlet counts under 150,000 are considered low. There can be many causes for it. You need to do a CBC(complete blood count) and send us the results. This might give a clue. But further testing will be required if platelets remain lo ...Read more
Nuclear medicine, indium white blood cell test question what are the steps involved in taking an indium white blood cell test?
Do i need to be worried about the radiation levels of the radioactive blood being introduced back into my blood stream?
A : A white blood cell test is one of the most labor intensive preparations that we do in nuclear medicine. We start with a blood draw from a person. The blood is then transported to the lab where it is centrifuged to separate it into plasma, red cells and white cells. The white cells are pipetted off and are labeled with indium-111. These white cells are then transported back to the facility. After positive re-identification of the patient is made (for infection control purposes), the blood is re-injected into the patient. We then wait 24 hours for these living cells to "home in" on an infection. Finally we image the patient to identify any infections (hot spots of white cells). We only do a nuclear medicine test in cases where there is a medical question to be answered. You doctor has decided that the small amount of radiation which you are going to receive is "worth" the diagnostic answer that he is going to receive with this study. A positive white blood cell test often results in the patient being on antibiotics for 6 months so i think you can see that a lot is riding on the results of this study. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Urine cytology test showed benign urothelial cells negative for malignancy, some red blood cells. Blood test-increase in neutrophils. Sould i worry?
Urine Cytology: If the urine cytology provided a good sample, you needn't worry about a bladder tumor. The increased white cell count( coupled with the red cells in the urine) could signify a bladder infection or inflammatory process, but without further history, it is difficult to pinpoint. A simple urinalysis may help clarify whether you have a bladder infection or not. An increased WBC is entirely non-specific. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cbc showed i'm anemic. Had a red blood cell morphology done which showed platelets- adequate, microcytes 1+, polychromasia 1+. What does that mean?
Part of anemia: Polychromasia means lots of immature red blood cells in the blood stream . When red blood cells don't have enough nutrients they can be smaller (microcyte) or bigger (macrocyte) than usual. Microcytes + anemia is usually due to iron deficiency. Polychromasia means lots of immature red blood cells are in the blood. It's a a normal response to anemia due to the bone marrow revving up production. ...Read more
Types of white cells: The differential looks at the different types of white blood cells (WBCs). The number given is a percentage of that type of WBC relative to the other types. There are a number of reasons to have a WBC test drawn, so the real answer depends upon the context of the test. If you are looking for infection, some types of cells may suggest viral (lymphocytes) versus bacterial infection (neutrophils). ...Read more
Transthoracic echocardiogram, chest x ray, renal sonogram, lots of blood work by hematologist, lupus test found nothing after splenic infarct. More test?
A radiology test: A nuclear scan is a type of radiology study that involves getting injected (or taking orally) a small dose of radioactive tracer that can be imaged by nuclear medicine specific scanners. It is unique in that it measures the physiology of the specific tracer instead of a person's anatomy. Typically, the radioactivity dose used for these exams is minuscule and presents no/little risk. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Blood flow cytmtry shows dual positive cd4cd30 cells absolute count of 2354. IGG slightly elevated with elevated light chains, T cell Beta clone noted?
Asking what?: If your are requesting a diagnosis online, this is not the appropriate venue. Though the flow cytometry results are not totally normal, your results should be reviewed with the physician who ordered it. This format does not give us the ability to determine if your clinical presentation and lab results are consistent with a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
Several things: The result of a thyroid uptake test could be abnormally increased or decreased. In the usa, the normal thyroid uptake range is approximately 10-30% at 24 hours. An increased result may be due to various reasons including: grave's disease, multinodular toxic goiter or hashitoxicosis. A decreased uptake could be due to subacute thyroiditis, iodine or amiodarone induced thyrotoxicosis among others. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Urinalysis shows small blood in urine, but no RBC. Isn't that the same thing? Further testing? CT scan of abdomen/pelvis was normal & CBC
Significance? Urine- wbc>100/cmm; red blood cells:+++; no growth. Fbc (suggestive of infection)- neutrophil:7.3 10*9/l; mean platelet volume: 12.3fl
Lab data: These results are meaningless without a clinical history and exam results. Although you have micropyuria and hematuria cannot be sure of the significance without knowing the problems you are investigating and the manner in which the urine was collected. It would be helpful if you provided the remainder of the cbc, but not without expounding on reasons it was done. ...Read more
Plasma cell Myeloma
Myelogram test shows- Plasma cell=24%
No haemoparasites seen
Leucopoisesis-More active with Plasmacytosis?
Which type of CT scan required for detecting metastatic clear cell renal cancer in chest/abdomen, is it plain or contrast ?
This sounds like: Radiology calling. It should be the radiologist deciding, but the contrast tends to identify vessels, and some tumors "flush" with contrast. The contrast is iodine based. One wants to see vessels in venous phase in a kidney tumor, and looking for metastasis to liver and lung. I vote for contrast. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends/yes,,: This is a normal result depending on the lab range your lab uses. You don't seem to have a history that would suggest a reason for it to be abnormally low and a common reference range is 3.5-11*10^9/l, so your level is right at low normal for this range. Good luck. ...Read more
What does this urinalysis results mean? Albumin +1, leukocytes +3, red blood cells 1-2, white blood cells 10-15.
Urine: Albumin shows protein in the urine, leukocytes go with inflammation or infection, plus you have small amount of blood and white blood cells in the urine. All can go with a UTI. Was there nitrites in urine? Hopefully, they sent out a urine culture to check for infection. Follow up with your doc. ...Read more
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