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WHOLE BLOOD EDTA
Above 10 years
Leukaemia is a type of cancer that attacks the blood-forming tissues, thus diminishing the body's ability to fight off infection. It negatively impacts the white blood cells and generally starts from the lymphatic system and the bone marrow. Several different types of leukaemia exist. One of them is hairy cell leukaemia (HCL).
Hairy cell leukaemia is a scarce type of bone marrow and blood cancer. It severely affects the B lymphocytes, the white blood cells that create antibodies to fight against infections. HCL causes an abnormal abundance of faulty B lymphocytes that don't function normally.
Since the abnormal B lymphocytes increase in number, it takes away the space from the healthy lymphocytes, leading to weak immunity and leaving you prone to infections.
Additionally, the abnormal growth of B lymphocytes can also cause the decreased production of platelets and red blood cells. Some rare cases of HCL also impact the T lymphocytes whose main function is to aid the B lymphocytes fight off infections.
Exact causes of HCL are not yet known. However, there are some common symptoms that you can look out for:
Although, keep in mind that you may not notice any symptoms in the initial stages of HCL.
If you notice the progression of any of these symptoms, especially if you suffer from persistent cough and fever, infection and unwarranted bleeding, then it's time to call your healthcare provider.
CD103 (Hairy Cell Marker) test may come in extremely handy when there is a low count of white blood cells. Your doctors may conclude the HCL diagnosis based on the following tests:
Immunophenotyping - A blood or bone marrow sample to identify particular markers or protein patterns
If your doctor orders a CD103 (Hairy Cell Marker) test, you can conveniently book one through Apollo 24|7’s website.
This test will help:
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The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results