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What's monoclonal lymphocytes of undetermined significance?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Excellent question.

Monoclonal lymphocytes mean that a single lymphocyte has been stimulated to divide and create an expanded number of identical daughter cells.
There are enough of them to be identified by a test (flow cytometry) but not enough to meet criteria for a leukemia. There may be a genetic predisposition. This is a benign condition, but there is uncertainty as to whether it might progress to malignancy.

In brief: Excellent question.

Monoclonal lymphocytes mean that a single lymphocyte has been stimulated to divide and create an expanded number of identical daughter cells.
There are enough of them to be identified by a test (flow cytometry) but not enough to meet criteria for a leukemia. There may be a genetic predisposition. This is a benign condition, but there is uncertainty as to whether it might progress to malignancy.
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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Dr. Rajalaxmi Mckenna
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: See below

Monoclonal lymphocytosis means that there is a population of lymphocytes which are of a single type , in contrast with the normal 'polyclonal ' population, increased in number, and requires serial follow up.

In brief: See below

Monoclonal lymphocytosis means that there is a population of lymphocytes which are of a single type , in contrast with the normal 'polyclonal ' population, increased in number, and requires serial follow up.
Dr. Rajalaxmi Mckenna
Dr. Rajalaxmi Mckenna
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