What is the role of CBC count in the workup of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL)?

Updated: Aug 20, 2020
  • Author: Shipra Gandhi, MBBS; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Laboratory testing to assess bone marrow and immunological function includes CBC count with differential and platelet counts, which should be performed in all newly diagnosed patients to evaluate involvement of the bone marrow, which may result in anemia, thrombocytopenia, and/or leukopenia. In addition, perform a peripheral blood examination for circulating tumor cells by flow cytometry.

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