Case 35

1. Presented by Eric A. Gehrie, MD and prepared by Lorraine N. Blagg, MA, MLS(ASCP)SBB

Clinical Vignette

An adult patient with a history of leukemia presented for a routine oncology clinic appointment. Their laboratory values were white blood cell count 0.41 K/cu mm, hemoglobin was a 7.7 g/dL, hematocrit of 21.1%, and platelet count of 13 K/cu mm. A RBC and platelet was ordered.

Transfusion Medicine results:


Which of the following is the most likely explanation for the patient's results?