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Table 2 Findings among individual smears requested for select indications

From: Clinician-ordered peripheral blood smears have low reimbursement and variable clinical value: a three-institution study, with suggestions for operational efficiency

Indication Findings seen among individual smears requested for the specified indication
Leukocytosis • Atypical / variant lymphoid cells
• Findings consistent with a hemoglobinopathy
• Leukemia or blasts
• Rouleaux
Anemia • Atypical/variant lymphoid cells
• Dysplasia
• Findings consistent with a hemoglobinopathy
• Hemolysis
• Leukemia or blasts
• Other
• Platelet abnormality
• Rouleaux
Leukopenia • Atypical/variant lymphoid cells
• Dysplasia
• Findings consistent with a hemoglobinopathy
• Hemolysis
• Leukemia or blasts
• Platelet abnormality
Thrombocytopenia • Atypical/variant lymphoid cells
• Dysplasia
• Hemolysis
• Leukemia or blasts
• Platelet abnormality
• Rouleaux
Hemolysis • Dysplasia
• Findings consistent with a hemoglobinopathy
• Hemolysis
• Leukemia or blasts
• Other
• Platelet abnormality
• Rouleaux