Does a normal cbc rule out leukemia/lymphoma?
- formerly_bobLv 74 weeks ago
A series of normal blood tests would rule out leukemia, but not lymphoma. The typical wellness blood test can detect abnormal blood cells and count differentials that occur with leukemia. A single normal blood test would not definitively rule out leukemia, but a single normal blood test and absence of leukemia symptoms would at least indicate that leukemia is not likely to be a concern.
Blood tests can easily miss signs of lymphoma since the abnormal lymph cells may be located almost entirely in lymph nodes at early stages. .