Case 38

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

Clinical Vignette

A pediatric patient with sickle cell disease presented for a routine pre-surgical transfusion. The patient has not been transfused in the last five months. The patient's laboratory values were white blood cell count 10.56 K/cu mm, hemoglobin was a 8.8 g/dL, hematocrit of 24.2%, and platelet count of 331 K/cu mm. An RBC transfusion was ordered.


What is the most likely cause of these results?