Affordable Access

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE ACTIVITIES OF MATURE GRANULOCYTES IN LEUKEMIC AND NORMAL BLOOD 1

Authors
Publication Date
Source
PMC
Keywords
  • Articles
Disciplines
  • Design
  • Medicine

Abstract

Revised 2012 Understanding Lab and Imaging Tests This publication was supported by a grant from Understanding Lab and Imaging Tests I page 1 Table of Contents 2 How to Use This Booklet 3 Here to Help Part 1 6 About the Tests 8 About Blood Tests 9 About Bone Marrow Tests 9 About Imaging Tests 10 Preparing for Tests 11 Who's Who in Giving You Care? Part 2 13 Index of Tests 15 The Tests: Details 31 Table 1—What are Normal Blood Cell Counts? 32 Table 2—White Blood Cell (WBC) Differential 33 Table 3—Noncancerous Conditions and High or Low Blood Cell Counts 34 Keeping Track of Test Results Part 3 35 Medical Terms 39 Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider About Lab and Imaging Tests Acknowledgement For her critical review and important contributions to the material presented in this publication, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gratefully acknowledges Katherine Breitenbach, MSN, APN, NP-BC Advanced Practice Nurse Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences Chicago, IL This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information. It is distributed as a public service by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), with the understanding that LLS is not engaged in rendering medical or other professional services. page 2 I 800.955.4572 I www.LLS.org How to Use This Booklet Understanding Lab and Imaging Tests is intended for anyone interested in learning more about how these types of tests are used to help detect (diagnose) and treat blood cancers (types of leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms). This booklet describes a number of diagnostic and monitoring tests and what to expect. It also includes tips to help keep track of test results, questions to ask your healthcare provider and information about how The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) can help. Part 1 provides genera

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.