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      Coulter S Plus STKR histograms detect spurious elevation of leucocyte and platelet counts associated with cryoglobulinaemia.

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          Abnormalities in the size frequency histogram generated by the Coulter S Plus STKR at room temperature raised the possibility of the presence of a cryoglobulinaemia in a man admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. The leucocyte and platelet counts generated by the Coulter S Plus STKR were higher when counts were done at room temperature than counts done at 37 degrees C. Further investigation of the patient revealed the presence of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma which had not been suspected on clinical grounds. The importance of testing samples at 37 degrees C, where an abnormality in the Coulter S Plus STKR histogram has been detected at room temperature, is emphasized.

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          Blut
          Blut
          0006-5242
          0006-5242
          Oct 1989
          : 59
          : 4
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Academic Department of Haematological Medicine, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, UK.
          Article
          2790223
          519ee85c-d3a9-4f86-bed8-0be118b6dbea

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