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Hematologic Example 1

This example is a routine form using the abbreviations RBC and WBC instead of writing out erythrocytes and leukocytes. You also may not be familiar with the term "lymphoblast" which means an immature lymphocyte. As a check that you have abstracted the correct values, add the various leukocyte percentages to see if they equal 100%. For example, in following report, the differential white count is as follows:

Leukocytes Percent
Neutrophils 69
Lymphoblasts 23
Monocytes 6
Eosinophils 1
Basophils 1
Total: 100%

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Hematology Laboratory


  • Name: Rudy Blanc
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 7
  • Race: White
  • Date: 11/14/91

  • Physician: Hemm Allstar, MD
  • Clincial Data: R/O Leukemia

  • Patient Number: 000015
  • Nursing Unit: _______


  • [x] WBC 6.1 thousand
  • Differential Count
  • [x] Neutrophils 69%
  • [ ] Bands
  • [ ] Metamyelocytes
  • [ ] Myelocytes
  • [ ] Promyelocytes
  • [ ] Myeloblasts
  • [ ] Lymphocytes
  • [x] Lymphoblasts 23%
  • [x] Monocytes 6%
  • [x] Eosinophils 1%
  • [x] Basophils 1%
  • [x] RBC 4.6 million/mm3
  • [ ] Hematocrit
  • [x] Hemoglobin 12.6 gms.%
  • [ ] Blood Morphology
  • [ ] Normal
  • [x] Microcytosis 1+
  • [x] Macrocytosis 1+
  • [ ] Hypochromia
  • [ ] Basophils
  • [ ] Target Cells
  • [x] Ovalocytes 1+

Other: Platelet count (per cu mm) 238 thousand


Remarks

Diagnosis: Acute lymphocytic leukemia


Reviewed by A.C. Lukes, MD
Date: 11/18/91