Polycythemia

Virginia C. Broudy, MD

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

This case was reviewed and updated in August 2013 by Dr. Eric Kraut and members of the Teaching Cases Subcommittee.

Copyright of the American Society of Hematology, 2006. ISSN: 1931-6860.


III. LABORATORY DATA

Complete Blood Count with Platelet Count and White Blood Cell Differential

  Patient Normal
WBC 15,800/µL 4,300-10,000/µL
Hemoglobin 19  
Hematocrit 60% 38-50%
MCV 74 fL 81-92 fL
Platelets 485,000/µL 150,000-400,000/µL
Differential:
Segmented neutrophils 14,200/µL 1,800-7,000/µL
Lymphocytes 1,800/µL 1,000-4,800/µL
Monocytes 800/µL 0-800/µL
Basophils 400/µL 0-200/µL


Which of the above values indicate abnormalities that might affect the case? Select all that apply.

WBC
MCV
Platelets
Segmented neutrophils
Lymphocytes
Monocytes
Basophils

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