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What Are The Tests For Cll
Blood urine and bone: Blood tests. A serum protein electrophoresis. Urine tests. Urine tests may be performed to determine if the abnormal protein is being released in the urine or to diagnose any kidney damage as a result of the protein. Bone marrow tests. A bone marrow biopsy may be completed to determine the severity of the problem. ...Read more
Plasmacytoma is: A collection of monoclonal plasma cells, either in a bone or in soft tisues. Its biopsy or removal can be confirmed microscopically and immunohistocheically by a pathologst. While it may presage mutiple myeloma, a systemic disease, some remain localized and are treated with fractionated radiotherapy. ...Read more
Urine VMA/HVA: In about 90 % of children with neuroblastoma, the chemicals called vma and/or hva in urine are increased. Thus this can be used as a screening if one suspects neuroblastoma. But it does not detect 100 % of patients, thus normal urine vma/hva does not exclude the diagnosis of neuroblastoma. This is particularly true in newborn infants with neurobllastoma or children with neuroblastoma in the chest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CBC and further: A complete blood cell count (CBC) includes the number of platelets in blood. Normal range is from about 150k to 250 k. There is usually no risk of bleeding if the count is above 40k. If thrombocytopenia is detected, it would require further investigation to ascertain the cause. ...Read more
Tests for Cancer: The tests for cancer include genetic testing when there is a family history of cancer, a good annual physical examination including a chest x-ray (or CTT Scan) in smokers, annual mammography, blood tests including tumor marker studies, examination of cells in phlegm, urine, vaginal secretions (Pap Smear), colonoscopy, and imaging studies like CAT scans/MRIs. Also fine needle aspirations+ biopsies. ...Read more
Blood work etc: You would need at least- blood work. Imaging scan for abdomen would be needed in certain chronic leukemia ( cml) to evaluate spleen or if there is other indication ( such as presence of abdominal pain etc); a bone marrow biopsy will be needed in certain case of chronic leukemia. Please discuss further in detail with your hematologist/ oncologist. Read more at www.Cancer.Net ; www.Lls.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy and imaging: The most important test for diagnosing rhabdomyosarcoma (rms) is obtaining a biopsy of the mass and having a pathologist examine it. In general, there are three different types of rms alveolar, embryonal and pleomophic. Special stains will be used on the tissue, and other specialized tests (looking for specific chromosomal abnormalities) may be done. Body imaging will determine the staging. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Esrd short of end stage renal disease, is detected by measuring serum creatinine levels which reflect the kidneys ability to get rid of waste from the body, the higher the level , the worse the function.Gfr can be calculated from creatinine level.Normal is 90 ml/min and if less than 10 ml/min generally requires dialysis and is called esrd. ...Read more
Blood tests: Brucellosis is diagnosed in a laboratory by finding brucella organisms in samples of blood or bone marrow. Also, blood tests can be done to detect antibodies against the bacteria. If this method is used, two blood samples should be collected 2 weeks apart. For more information try the following webpage: http://www.Cdc.Gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/brucellosis/. ...Read more
Blood and biopsy: A blood test can be performed that shows evidence of sensitization to beryllium using something celled the beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test (belpt). Belpt can also be performed on bronchoalveolar lavage (bal) washings. Lastly, a lung biopsy can also be performed in certain cases to help make the diagnosis. ...Read more
Lab, imaging and bio: Ct imaging can help the environment, both location and size. Blood tests are used to help clarify its presence, and look for associations with myasthenia gravis. Testing that can done and include test to see for associations to myasthenia gravis, that include antibodies to acetylcholine receptor, blood counts, chemical panels looking at liver and kidney, immune evaluation of the cells inside. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Labs and radiographs: A combination of lab tests, x-rays and advanced imaging techniques are used to diagnose osteomyelitis. Physical exam is also very important to identify the injured area. Fever, chills, fatigue, pain and draining wounds can all be signs of a bone infection. Cbc, c- reactive protein, ESR are typical labs. Plain x-rays, mri's, bone scans and tagged wbc's scan are used to identify abnormal bone. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Fish test shows 70% trisomy 12 & 77% 3'igh. I have cll. What is significance ? Am 66 y.O. Female with recent diagnosis &on watchful waiting.
Get a second opinion: Such cytogenetic abnormalities in cll means that your disease may not stay still under watchful waiting. I would suggest that you seek counseling from an expert in cll. These folks are few and far between. So you will need to consider going to a major cancer center that deals with cll. ...Read more
I have cll WBC 32000 - RBC and palnet in normal but appered in the last test atpical lymphocites 18% . Can i take any medicine to reduce this prsentag?
8yr old, diarrhea 1 week.Blood test with diff. all in the normal range except for few react. lyphocytes & few smudge cells. What does it mean?CLL/ALL?
Wbc platelets absolute lymphs all came back high for 3rd time. Dr.says she is gonna continue to do test 1 a month. Why? Whats wrong? CLL or lymphoma?
More info needed: There is not enough info to determine the problem. Why were the blood tests done. Any symptoms or physical examination findings? We're the possinpble causes of the problems discussed with the health care provider? ...Read more
Mom has Leukemia (CLL) WBC count 50k and recent test rose approx. 10k to 60K, had it for 3 years. Need for concern? diagnosed at 23k about 3 years ago
Not necessarily: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is usually an indolent slowly progressive disease that may take up to 10-15 years before requiring some form of treatment. The WBC count may rise up or go down depending on many other reasons. Certain tests are used by the hematologist to distinguish a group of patients who may have a more rapidly aggressive course - del17p or unmutated IgVH or Zap70+ and CD38+. ...Read more
Cll lukemia (mother) just, went to have unrelated blood tests ..High wwb lymphocyte absolute and monocyte absolute poss indication of the same?
I just received a blood test showing wbc's at 17.8, lymphocytes at 33%. Everything else was normal. There is no sign of a virus. Could this be cll?
Sounds pretty bad: Call my office in nyc to have this checked out. We have international patients who fly in to have this answered. ...Read more
Rapid vs slow: All is a rapidly progressive disease, that if left untreated will lead to a patient's death within a matter of days or months. Its hallmark is the presence of circulating very immature cells called blasts. It is curable, sometimes. Cll, on the other hand, has no circulating blasts, may not require treatment for a some time, is incurable, today, and it is rarely an immediate threat to someone's life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CD 38 negative good :
CD 38 expression as novel prognostic indicator.Cell surface expression of CD 38 in CLL has been recogniszed recently as marker of progressive disease & poor outcome.
In contrast to traditional staging systems CD 38 is able to identify progressive cases at an early stage.
Ask your doctor about other details & treatment. CD negative has good prognosis. ...Read more