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Testing of Hematopoietic Neoplasms

updated April 2012

What are Hematopoietic Neoplasms?

Hematopoietic neoplasms are clonal disorders of hematopoietic cells, which constitute red cells, white cells, and platelets. They typically manifest as leukemias, lymphomas, and plasma cell disorders. Leukemias predominantly involve peripheral blood and bone marrow, while lymphomas involve tissue-based sites such as lymph nodes, stomach, or skin.

Challenges in the Accurate Diagnosis of Hematopoietic Neoplasms

As technologies have advanced beyond typical chromosome analysis to include FISH- and PCR-based testing, accurate and cost-effective diagnosis of hematopoietic neoplasms has become much more challenging for clinicians and pathologists.

To address these challenges, Mayo Clinic clinicians and pathologists work together to establish unique test guidelines, algorithms, and specimen submission options that best utilize these technologies to provide the right diagnosis for the right patient.

Resources

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Dr. Hanson

The Classic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: Optimizing Laboratory Testing for Hematologic Disorders
Curtis A. Hanson, MD, addresses guidelines for appropriate laboratory test utilization in hematologic disorders that represent the combined effort of the Divisions of Hematopathology and Laboratory Genetics.


 

 

Featured Algorithms

These featured algorithms discuss diagnostic testing for myeloproliferative neoplasms:


Featured Tests

These featured tests are the tests most frequently associated with hematopoietic neoplasms:

To view a comprehensive test menu for hematopoietic diseases, see our hematology test catalog.

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