What is the role of blood tests in the workup of pediatric non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: J Martin Johnston, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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A complete blood count (CBC) with differential and a platelet count in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma should be obtained to assess for possible involvement of the bone marrow and to determine the patient's transfusion requirements. Additional tests, listed in the next section, are run to assess the patient's renal and hepatic function and to monitor for possible tumor lysis syndrome.


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