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 October 14, 2013 at 7:51 pm
My husband just finished his 2nd ipi infusion… Absolutely zero side effects…. Just very minor upset
stomach, but has had stomach issues for years…just so worried ipi is not working… I read some where that
A good indicator might be absolute lymphocyte count like if it increases to 1000 after 2nd dose …have copies of his blood work and I do see lymphocytes 4.0. And then another one on the same sheet lymphocyte% 48
Does anyone know what that means?? Is Absolute Lymphocyte count a different thing?? There is no ALC
Listed on the results??? I will ask when we go next time… But would appreciate any input from all of you .
Thank you!
Nancy
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 October 14, 2013 at 9:09 pm
Hi Nancy,
This from Media Lab:
"The following results represent a patient sample which is used to calculate the values above:
WBC count= 2.5 cells/uL (2500 cells/L), % Lymphs= 30%
Using the following calculation: Absolute (Abs) lymphs= WBC count x 1000 x percent lymphs (expressed as a decimal) we can determine the absolute lymphocyte count per liter.
2.5 x1000 x 0.30 = 750 lymphs/L"
Hope that is helpful. Just check the units on your lab results and make sure everything lines up before you multiply.
Zan

 October 14, 2013 at 9:09 pm
Hi Nancy,
This from Media Lab:
"The following results represent a patient sample which is used to calculate the values above:
WBC count= 2.5 cells/uL (2500 cells/L), % Lymphs= 30%
Using the following calculation: Absolute (Abs) lymphs= WBC count x 1000 x percent lymphs (expressed as a decimal) we can determine the absolute lymphocyte count per liter.
2.5 x1000 x 0.30 = 750 lymphs/L"
Hope that is helpful. Just check the units on your lab results and make sure everything lines up before you multiply.
Zan

 October 14, 2013 at 9:09 pm
Hi Nancy,
This from Media Lab:
"The following results represent a patient sample which is used to calculate the values above:
WBC count= 2.5 cells/uL (2500 cells/L), % Lymphs= 30%
Using the following calculation: Absolute (Abs) lymphs= WBC count x 1000 x percent lymphs (expressed as a decimal) we can determine the absolute lymphocyte count per liter.
2.5 x1000 x 0.30 = 750 lymphs/L"
Hope that is helpful. Just check the units on your lab results and make sure everything lines up before you multiply.
Zan

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