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Acute Leukemia Evaluation with Positive Peroxidase or Sudan Black B Stains

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with acute leukemia whose cells react positively with peroxidase or Sudan Black B stains.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

C91.0, C92.0, C93.0, C94.0, C95.0

Description:

In a patient with acute leukemia, the first step is to perform both peroxidase and Sudan Black B stains. A positive reaction with either stain indicates a nonlymphocytic leukemia. This can be the starting point for additional stains that can further characterize the leukemia.

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