What is the role of peripheral blood smear in the diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Review of the peripheral blood smear confirms the findings from the CBC count. Circulating blasts are usually seen. Schistocytes are occasionally seen if DIC is present.


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