The diagnosis for mystery case #8

The man was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL), the M3 subtype of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Mystery cells are fun to identify and we will do our best in finding more and again engage your interest. In the meantime you may find this recently published article in Nature interesting; it’s about the Role of ...


Mystery cells, case #8

Here is something interesting found on a CellaVision DM96 in San Diego, CA: A 30 year old male walked into ER with fever and lethargy. The patient details: WBC 48.6 PLT 83 HGB 10.8 HCT 31.8 After running the man’s blood smear on the CellaVision DM96 the laboratory also reported 4 NRBC’s, 1 Plasma Cell ...


iPad for CHOP

The winner of an iPad in the drawing for the CellaVision annual customer survey was Susan Shibutani at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, USA. Thank you and congratulations Susan! Susan has chosen to donate the iPad to the Children’s Hospital Outpatient lab for use by the pediatric patients when they are at the Hospital. This ...


The diagnosis for mystery case #7

The patient was from Africa, and she had been tested HIV-positive. The cells in row 4 were not WBC’s – but Cryptococcus. As many of you recognized! The patient was very ill when she came to the hospital, and it took several months to cure her from the Cryptococcus infection. Cryptococcus is a type of ...


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