Which lab studies are indicated in the workup of NHL/B-cell lymphoma?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Mohammad Muhsin Chisti, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Laboratory studies are as follows:

  • Complete blood cell count (CBC) with differential and examination of a peripheral smear – To assess bone marrow function and rule out the presence of abnormal circulating cells in the peripheral blood
  • Screening chemistries – To assess renal and hepatic function and measure serum glucose, calcium, albumin, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), and beta2-microglobulin
  • Serum protein electrophoresis – Frequently appropriate
  • HIV serology – Appropriate for patients with risk factors, especially those with large cell or small noncleaved-cell histologies

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