Peripheral Smear Study

About "Peripheral Smear Study"

Peripheral smear study is a blood test used to detect any abnormalities in the blood cells. This test helps determine the number and shape of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. It is used to diagnose different types of anemia, leukemia, HIV infection, hepatitis C virus infection, candidiasis, pinworm infection, and other blood disorders.

Related Terms: Complete Blood Count, Leukemia, Iron Defeciency Anemia, Esr, Low Hemoglobin, Iron Supplement, Blood Cancer

Recently Answered Questions


Why is my WBC count high?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 66 year old female. I am suffering from hypertension and diabetes since 20 years. I have got an implemented stent a month ago. I am taking medicines for the all above I have mentioned. In my recent blood count, my WBC is 70000. Why?  Read Full »
Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda
Hematologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows. The white blood cell - WBC count is very high and so there is a need to look into complete report, particularly differential count. If neutrophils are high, possibly infection. However, if patient's physical condition is good...  Read Full »
 
A 21 year old male fainted suddenly after a party. Please guide us.
Query: Hello doctor, This query is regarding a 21 year old male having no health complications in the past who suddenly fainted after a party. We took him to our GP for the check up. The GP found nothing wrong and advised rest. However, we went to the lab on our own and carried out CBC. WBC count was high...  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The diagnosis in your case is lymphocytosis. The underlying cause for the lymphocytosis should be searched for. For that, a detailed physical examination should be done and liver, spleen and lymph nodes should be palpated. Infectious mononucleosis, viral influenza, h...  Read Full »
 
What do high MPV and giant platelet in CBC mean?
Query: Hello doctor, My father is 65 years old. Recently, we went for his routine cardio checkup. His doctor suggested thallium stress test, which was normal. He has been hypertensive for 15 years and is on anti-hypertensive Ramipril 5 mg, Amlodipine 2.5 mg and one diuretic. His BP was high, so the doctor...  Read Full »
Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the reports posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Mean platelet volume suggests the mean volume of single platelet, which is high and is mostly an incidental finding. Some bleeding disorders like functional defects of platelets...  Read Full »
 
Is it true that gastric metaplasia is a precancerous lesion?
Query: Hi doctor, After testing positive for celiac disease, I had an EGD and biopsy three weeks ago. The pathology report stated that I had marked acute and chronic inflammation with severe reactive epithelial changes including villus blunting and gastric metaplasia. I was negative for H. pylori as I was ...  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here according to your history, you were positive for gluten disease. So, you might have done tissue transglutaminase antibody testing. It is very sensitive for that and then, a biopsy for confirmation. In histopathology report, villous blunting present but intra-epithel...  Read Full »
 
What are the reasons for high platelet count?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 46 year old diabetic female. My platelet count is high at 9 lakhs in routine CBC. My iron is normal. My USG showed hepatosplenomegaly and PBS showed microcytic hypochromic anisocytosis. What shall I do now?  Read Full »
Dr. Veerendra Patil
Hematologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The platelet count is above the normal range. There are many reasons for such elevated platelet count. It needs further investigations, including genetic tests. The conditions like essential thrombocytosis could be considered with the available information from you. It...  Read Full »
 
Are the Increase in WBC Count can be due to Neurontin?
Query: Hi doctor, My husband, who is 49, had blood work done. It shows a WBC count of 40,000, which has been checked twice now. His doctor wants to send him to see a specialist. He has had no recent infections. There is no change in his appetite and no weight loss. He feels fine. He has been on Neurontin...  Read Full »
Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda
Hematologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Yes, Neurontin - Gabapentin is known to cause high WBC (white blood cell) count. If there is no infection, then it is common to worry about leukemia when the WBC count is high. At present, the best idea is to get a periphe...  Read Full »
 
I got a complete blood count done. Is there anything wrong with my report?
Query: Hi doctor, I am attaching my CBC report. Please tell me if anything is wrong with it.  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a mild elevation of total leukocyte count and absolute lymphocytes count is slightly high. So, there is nothing alarmingly wrong. You have no clinical complaint also, so this coul...  Read Full »
 
Please guide me whether a girl with low WBC faces difficulty in getting pregnant.
Query: Hello doctor, I want to marry a girl, but she has low white blood cells range. My family is not allowing me to get married to her. They are saying that she is unhealthy and cannot get pregnant. Please guide me.  Read Full »
Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start by saying that, you can go ahead and marry. WBC (white blood cell) count has no connection with her getting pregnant. But I would be interested in what is this low range you are measuring. There is nothing much to worry about the reduction of WBC only. If co...  Read Full »
 
Does WBC count of 40000 suggest leukemia?
Query: Hello doctor, What would you think if you see a WBC count as 40000 on CBC findings? Is it enough to think about leukemia or lymphoma? What is the difference between leukemia and leukemoid reaction? Please explain.  Read Full »
Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda
Hematologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: A count of 40000 is not high enough to think of leukemia on an immediate basis and leukemoid. The standard definition says count should be more than 50000 and should be caused by reactive causes outside the bone marrow. If y...  Read Full »
 
I have 3.5 pack-year history of smoking. Am I prone to leukemia?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old and I am a former smoker. I smoked half a pack a day from the age of 19 to 26 years (3.5 pack years). I stopped smoking three years ago. I also had three CT scans in my life that totaled just a little over 9 mSv. for some reason. I have attached the CT scan reports. I...  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your CT scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As of now, you are not having any symptoms and CT (computed tomography) scans reveal no mass as well. So you are not having cancer as per the history. The risk cannot be predicted when the ...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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