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The classification "abnormal lymphocyte" includes both variant lymphocytes (also known as atypical or reactive) and malignant lymphocytes (i.e., lymphoma cells). Lymphoma cells are sometimes difficult to distinguish from variant lymphocytes by microscopy alone. A few features that can help distinguish the two are the nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio, the shape of the nucleus, and cell heterogeneity. Variant lymphocytes have moderately abundant cytoplasm and oval nuclei with with notches or indentations and are heterogeneous in size and shape within a single smear. Lymphoma cells have less cytoplasm, nuclei that are round or oval with slight indentations and tend to have a more homogeneous appearance within a single smear. (American Society for Clinical Pathology/American Proficiency Institute. 2014 1st Test Event: EDUCATIONAL COMMENTARY - BLOOD CELL ID: IDENTIFYING ABNORMAL LYMPHOID CELLS. []) Source: Regenstrief LOINC

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Abnormal lymphocytes
Part Type
Component (Describes the core component or analyte measured)
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Lymph Abn

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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 淋巴细胞.异常
Synonyms: 异常淋巴细胞
fr-CA French (Canada) Lymphocytes.anormaux
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Linfocitos anormales
it-IT Italian (Italy) Linfociti.anormali
Synonyms: Linfociti Anormali
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Lenfositler.anormal
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Лимфоциты.аномальные
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) lymfocyten.abnormaal
fr-BE French (Belgium) Lymphocytes.anormaux
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Limfocyty.nieprawidłowe
Synonyms: Limfocyty nieprawidłowe