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What Does Hematology Mean
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
I had blood drawn and my metamyelocytes count was 99 dr is referring me to see a hematology dr. Should i be worried and what does this means?
Metamyelocytosis: I agree that you should undergo a hematological evaluation. A value of 99% is very significant & must be explained. Please let me know what your hematologist finds. Thank you very much. ...Read more
Please tell me what does an elavated ptt mean and why do you need an hematology/oncologist for that?
Many causes: Ptt is a screening test that tests for the status of multiple coagulation factors in blood. There are a variety of reasons for prolonged PTT results. Typically, the possibilities are addressed by hematologists and can be due to factor deficiencies (acquired or genetic) or to inhibitors. Some factor deficiencies (xi, ix, viii) identified by PTT prolongation cause bleeding. Some (xii) do not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Hematology: what is the cause of childhood lymphocytic predominance seen from 2 weeks of age until age 8?
Viral encounters: This is likely due to viral exposures early in life. The lymphocytes are the primary cell involved in the processing of viruses. Since early in life most of these encounters are new, there tends to be a lymphocyte predominance in the white blood cell differential. ...Read more