ANA: test for these autoantibodies (very general); DsDNA (+): Making antibodies to and attacking own DNA; Anti-Sm (+): these antibodies generally interfere with the cells metabolism and are responsible for the symptoms specifically seen with SLE. Here, they are specifically targeted at smooth muscle. CRP elevated: also indicates presence of inflammation, but is more specific towards disease activity; ESR elevated: indirectly indicates the activity of the disease and presence of inflammation; C3 and C4 (decreased): C3 and C4 usually attack the membranes of viruses and bacteria, but in the case of lupus, they attack the own body’s cells. When C3 and C4 suggest the disease is active
1. A 54-year-old patient is seen by the physician in the outpatient clinic setting for CLL that is currently in remission. The patient's WBC counts, particularly lymphocytes remain within normal limits
Casto and Forrestal (2015) state that accurate coding of diagnoses and procedures and healthcare information abstraction are important in determining the appropriate MS-DRG assignment. When invalid codes are submitted on the patient claim form, there are two MS-DRGs that can be assigned, the MS-DRG 998, listed as Principal Diagnosis Invalid as
SLE is a systemic autoimmune disease, where the body’s immune system wrongly attacks healthy tissue, and affects many of the internal organs in the body. SLE is most likely to damage the heart, skin, lungs, kidneys, joints, blood vessels, liver, and nervous system. SLE is a chronic inflammatory disease understood to be type III hypersensitivity responses, with some type II hypersensitivity involvement. Jillian’s complete blood count revealed she has low red blood cell and hemoglobin levels. Her result was 2.8 cells/mcL while the reference range is 3.90-5.03 cells/mcL for red blood cell count and 10.0 g/dL while the reference range is 12.0-15.5 g/dL for hemoglobin, resulting in anemia. With Type II hypersensitivity and hemolytic anemia, IgM antibodies bind to red blood cells and causes the agglutination of the red blood cells, resulting in a low red blood cell count. Hemolytic anemia explains Jillian’s symptoms of fatigue and shortness of breath. An indirect consequence of hemolytic anemia is the splenomegaly and pre-hepatic jaundice. The red blood cell breakdown and excretion of bilirubin resulted in Jillian’s high bilirubin total count in the blood chem panel, her value was 2.1 MG/DL when the average reference range is 0.2-1.3 MG/DL. With type III hypersensitivity immune
Intraoperative ultrasonography has been used to determine whether there is metastatic disease to other organs. Laboratory test will exhibit elevated WBC and AST. A complete blood count (CBC) is a common laboratory test used to measure blood counts (or the number of blood cells circulating in the bloodstream). A CBC measures the level of red blood cells (which carry oxygen throughout the body), white blood cells (which fight infection), and platelets (which help with blood clotting) in a blood sample. A CBC also measures hemoglobin (a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen) and hematocrit (the ratio of red blood cells to
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) facilities in the United States that perform laboratory testing on human specimens for health assessment or the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease are regulated under the Waived tests. Although CLIA have a low risk for erroneous results, but CLIA is not completely error-proof. Errors can occur anywhere in the testing process. Sometimes CLIA have errors in the manufacturer's instructions are not followed and when testing personnel.
A diagnosis of cyclic neutropenia is made based on detailed patient history including: symptoms and clinical evaluation. This includes monitoring an individual's neutrophil count as much as two or three times a week for six weeks (). Serial lab testing is necessary to catch the episodes of neutropenia and show its recurrence in 21 days (). Diagnosis of cyclic neutropenia can be made without a bone marrow biopsy. However, often a biopsy is still done to eliminate other possible causes of these abnormalities
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CLL is diagnosed with a physical exam, including a complete history, and blood & bone marrow tests. Many types of blood and bone marrow tests can be performed including:
Blood sampling is also useful, and protein and cell levels can be used to calculate a LRINEC score. LRINEC stands for Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fasciitis and is a great tool for distinguishing common skin infections from necrotizing fasciitis. In addition, its score is used to determine if immediate surgical debridement is necessary. Measurements included in the LRINEC score is C-reaction protein, white blood cell count, hemoglobin, sodium, creatinine, and glucose (16).
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According to the criteria, a complete response is obtained when there is a complete disappearance of all detectable clinical and radiographic evidence of disease and disease related symptoms; all lymph nodes have returned to normal size; the spleen has regressed in size; and the bone marrow is cleared of lymphoma.
Ryan: You re correct, we know that sometimes it might be challenging to identify lymphocyte subsets, thus you have a large volume of blood collected in this study (up to 80cc). Our analysis is Flow cytometry based; we will count CD4/CD8 based on cell surface markers. I have to say that we are also working on a sub study with mass cytometry (collaboration with Dr. Larry Steinman, Stanford). Mass cytometry is a cutting edge of Flow cytometry without using any