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What is a blood smear for polycythemia vera?

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This quick blood test gives a blood cell count. It also shows the shape of your blood cells. This helps your doctor know if you have polycythemia vera and how advanced is. The doctor may draw blood from your arm or by pricking your finger. You should get the results in one to two days.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Polycythemia Vera,” “Complete blood count (CBC),” “Bone marrow biopsy and aspiration.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Explore Polycythemia Vera.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Health Library: “Polycythemia Vera.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Polycythemia Vera.”

Walk-In Lab: “Complete Blood Test (CBC) and Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP-14) Blood Test Panel,” “Erythropoietin (EPO) Serum Test.”

Lab Tests Online: “Blood Smear,” “Erythropoietin.”

Lab technician, Valley Medical Group, Easthampton, MA.

Laboratory Corporation of America: “JAK2 Mutation Analysis in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN).”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 19, 2020

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Polycythemia Vera,” “Complete blood count (CBC),” “Bone marrow biopsy and aspiration.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Explore Polycythemia Vera.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Health Library: “Polycythemia Vera.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Polycythemia Vera.”

Walk-In Lab: “Complete Blood Test (CBC) and Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP-14) Blood Test Panel,” “Erythropoietin (EPO) Serum Test.”

Lab Tests Online: “Blood Smear,” “Erythropoietin.”

Lab technician, Valley Medical Group, Easthampton, MA.

Laboratory Corporation of America: “JAK2 Mutation Analysis in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN).”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 19, 2020

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