I had the results of my recent bma faxed to me and of course it leaves me scratching my head in confusion! When I called for the results the nurse told me the PCR had been done on the aspirate not PB and not to compare the aspirate results to the previous PB results, the doctor was happy with my results. OK..well, the PCR report says;
I know what the Paxgene is but shouldn't the specimen say Aspirate?
My PCRs are;
Jan 2011 by PB - .009
May 2011 by PB- .005
Aug 2011 by PB- .033
Aug Retest by PB - .0001
Nov 2011 by ? - .038
I know these are low levels and I know I shouldn't worry but I hate not knowing! Ya know what I mean? Would I be ridiculous to call the onc for a clarification of specimen after the nurse made such a point of this result being from the aspirate? Should I just wait till Feb. for my next BP PCR? Any insight and information would be sooo appreciated!
If you're still with me, I also have a question on the Aspirate report. The MD comments say " The M:E ratio is decreased. All cell lineages and stages of maturation are seen. Lymphoid elements are increased." The technologists notes that there are small clusters of Lymphocytes and areas with more (up to 35 %) are seen. Lymphoid and Monocytic series are reported as High, Myeloid as Low. I do not have a viral infection. Is there anything in this report that I should be concerned about?