Leukocytosis Case Study: Lab Interpretation for Nurse Practitioners
You've seen high WBC counts as a nurse, but what about leukocytosis that's only 13 or 15? And it's chronic? And what about peripheral smears? How do you know if it's urgent?
In this episode we are going to talk about this super interesting case study to give you the step by step approach to interpreting these labs, and teach you how to manage a high WBC count safely and confidently.
Together, we will cover:
- Knowing when to order what labs
- Three main components of working up a high WBC
- The differential and the peripheral smear
- Absolute lymphocyte count
- The Flow Cytometry Test
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