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Tests Indicate Polycythemia
Partially: Pv is a clinical diagnosis that is somewhat complex. A large proportion of pv patients (but not all) have a positive jak-2 gene rearrangement test. There are other causes of polycythemia that need to be considered as well- treatment of pv is important, so you should see a hematologist to make the diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Larry has Polycythemia vera and CBC test came back MCV 79.6, much 26.7, RDW 17.8 what is this all about?
INDICIES: The CBC is the most common blood test ordered. Reports include (MCV, MCH, MCHC, and RDW) Indicies, these are used to define the size and hemoglobin concentration of the red blood cell. These are mathematical calculations. Doctors generally use these to categorize anemias. In PV the most important thing is the Hematocrit which is used to make decisions on when patients might need phlebotomy. ...Read more
My blood hct came back at 55.4%. Hbg 18.4 my brother and father had polycythemia vera. Am i at risk at that level. Blood test was for severe hbp.
Yes: Yes that is an abnormally high hemoglobin level. If this is something that runs in your family you should be seen by a hematologist for more detailed testing of your blood to establish the diagnosis. ...Read more
Can patient with Polycythemia vera have normal hemoglobin and hematocrit count but abnormal JAK2 result ? what is definitive test for PV ?
See below: There is more than one factor that needs to be taken into consideration. High hemoglobin, low erthyropoietin and JACK 2 all need to be looked at. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/polycythemia-vera/basics/definition/con-20031013 ...Read more
The doctors believe that my mother (58 years) may have polycythemia vera. She had a complete lab test today. How long can one live with the disease?
Slow illness: Often it lasts for decades as only a nuisance. I hope things turn out well. ...Read more
Last blood test:high red blood cells( 5.8) high hemoglobin (17.3) high hematocrit 52% and high bilirubin 2.1. What's wrong with me? Polycythemia vera?
Hey buddy!: You've asked this question repeatedly. Being a smart teen with an interest in science, you're understandably concerned. At your age, and with normal cbc's as a kid (were they normal?) i'd be more concerned about sleep apnea -- that will ruin your life -- or that someone is giving you Anabolic steroids without your knowing it, or an erythropoietin-producing tumor somewhere. ...Read more
Score a 3 on Wells Test: (1) Polycythemia Vera; Unilateral calf swelling; Superficial unilateral vein. + Crohns. D-dimer negative. Venogram warranted?
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