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blast cell

[′blast ‚sel]
(histology)
An undifferentiated precursor of a human blood cell in the reticuloendothelial tissue.
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12] replacement; however, the blast cells persisted in the bone marrow.
Clinical and laboratory characteristics at diagnosis were statistically correlated (age, sex, WBC count, hemoglobin level, PLT count, blast cells rate) with t(5;17), t(8;21), inv(16) chromosomal aberrations, and FLT3 mutations (Table 1).
To support the new freezer and blast cell operations, the low temperature distribution and food processing facility has an upgraded machine and mechanical room.
Films were considered positive for pathologic WBCs if they showed more than 10% band forms and/or [is greater than or equal to] 1% metamyelocytes (corresponding to Left Shift), or [is greater than or equal to] 1% myelocytes and/or promyelocytes (corresponding to Immature Gran), or [is greater than or equal to] 1% blast cells, or [is greater than or equal to] 5% atypical lymphocytes.
The phenotype of L-CFU and its correlation with the immunological characteristics of the blast cell population in AML.
With ALL, the bone marrow releases large numbers of immature white blood cells, or blast cells.
CMML is a life-threatening hematologic malignancy characterized by elevated levels of monocytes, immature blood cells, or blast cells, and abnormal cells in the peripheral blood as well as in the bone marrow.
Her peripheral blood smear showed 43% blast cells, 42% lymphocytes, 8% monocytes, 6% neutrophils, and 1% eosinophils.
It has been shown that leukemic CSF specimens can have a normal cell count but have blast cells present.