This report is not diagnostic of leukemia and probably would not be a reportable case. Hematologic findings generally are not recorded for other than leukemia and lymphoma cases.
Patients with the diagnosis of leukemia often have a hematologic examination performed daily. To report the findings of each examination would be excessive. The best procedure is to extract pertinent findings from the first report upon admission and the most definitive report prior to the beginning of treatment. In addition, reports indicating remission or relapse may be recorded as part of the follow-up information.