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What does a CBC include?
White blood cell count, Differential white cell count, Red blood count, Hematocrit, Hemoglobin, Red blood indicies, Platelet count
How long is the lifespan of a leukocyte?
13-20 days (after which the cells are destroyed in the lymphatic system & excreted in fecal matter)
What causes leukocytosis?
(think bacterial)
Acute infection, the degree of the increase of leukocytes depends on the severity of the infection.
Less common causes of leukocytosis include:
Leukemia, Trauma or tissue injury, Malignant neoplasms, Toxins, uremia, Coma, Eclampsia, Acute hemolysis, Acute hemorrage, Steroid therapy.
Segmented Neutrophils are?
Polymorphonuclear neutrophils (polys or PMN)
Neutrophils, Basophils & Esosinophils.
What % of WBC do Segmented Neutrophils account for?
50-60%, most numerous & important in the body's inflammation reaction.
(Constitutes a primay defense)
What are immature PMN's (Polymorphonuclear neutrophils or Segs) refered to as?
Stabs or Band cells
(non-segmented neutrophil, wright stain)
Where are T-lymphocytes made?
in the thymus
Where are B-lymphocytes made?
in the bone marrow
What is Neutrophilia?
Increased # & % of neutrophils >8000/mm.
What are causes of neutrophilia?
Acute localized & general bacterial infections, Inflammation (rheumatic fever, acute gout), Poisoning, Some leukemias, Tissue necrosis, Acute hemorrhage, Acute hemolysis of RBC's.
Deggenerative shift to the left is?
in some overwhelming infections, there is an increased in band forms w/no leukocytosis (poor prognosis)
Regenerative shift to the left is?
in bacterial infections, increased band forms w/leukocytosis (good prognosis)
Shift to the right is?
Few band cells with increased segmented neutrophils can occur in; liver dz, megaloblastic anemia, hemolysis, drugs, CA, & allergies.