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Does Anyone Know About Basophils In Bloodwork

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Our greyhound has just had blood work done. She is 6 years old and has been limping for a few weeks – right front leg. The vet examined her and nothing shows up. Her blood values look normal, I think, except the Basophils are high at 0.21 (normal would be 0-015).



I am really concerned that this could relate to cancer as I understand it relates to the bone marrow.



Is anyone familiar with Basophils? Thank you for any response.

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How does her bloodwork compare to prior bloodwork? What was the total white count (WBC) and distribution of other cells (and the normal values for those things)? It might be useful to post the full bloodwork and prior bloodwork.

 

 

Has she had x-rays of the leg/shoulder? I would get those since she's been limping awhile.

 

 

All cells in the blood relate to the bone marrow :) -- that's where they're made. Most commonly, an increase in basophils is associated with parasites or allergy.


Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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Batmon, thank you for your reply and clarifying! Below is a copy of her blood results which might read differently than in the US. I have also compared them to the chart normal for Greys.

 

I am having trouble copying the previous one but the main differences are the Platelets are slightly higher from 123 and the Basophils were 0.0. She is going to get an Xray but the vet did not want to put her through that immediately and wants to redo blood in 3 months. She does need dental and has just started a course of Metronidazole as there is a swelling in one of her glands in the neck which could also have been caused by a recent neck trauma (long story!).

 

Thank you so much for your response. I really have received so much help from Greytalk.

 

Total Protein 61 50-74 g/L

 

Albumin 35 27-44 g/L

 

Globulin 26 16-36 g/L

 

ALT (SGPT) 37 12-118 U/L

 

Alkaline Phosphatase 11 5-131 U/L

 

BUN 7.9 2.1-11.1 mmol/L

 

Creatinine 129 44-141 umol/L

 

Glucose 6.0 3.9-7.7 mmol/L

 

Comment(s)

 

Hemolysis 2+ No significant interference.

 

 

Test Requested

Results

Adult Reference Range

Units

Complete Blood Count

 

WBC 4.1 4.0-15.5 10^9/L

 

RBC 7.7 4.8-9.3 10^12/L

 

Hemoglobin 190 121-203 g/L

 

Hematocrit 56 36-60 %

 

MCV 72 58-79 fL

 

MCH 24.7 19-28 pg

 

MCHC 342 300-380 g/L

 

Platelet Count 134 (LOW) 170-400 10^9/L

 

Platelet Estimate

DECREASED (LOW)

 

ADEQUATE

 

 

 

Differential

Absolute

%

Adult Reference Range

Units

 

Neutrophils 2.38 2.06-10.60 10^9/L

 

Lymphs 0.86 0.69-4.50 10^9/L

 

Monocytes 0.08 0-0.84 10^9/L

 

Eosinophils 0.57 0-1.20 10^9/L

 

Basophils

0.21 (HIGH) 0-0.15 10^9/L

 

Blood Parasites

NONE SEEN

RBC Comment

RBC Morphology Normal

 

Remarks

Blood smear reviewed by technologist.

 

Test Requested

Results

Adult Reference Range

Units

Heartworm Antigen

 

HEARTWORM ANTIGEN

NEGATIVE

 

Negative for adult heartworm antigen (mature female heartworms). Infection occurring sooner than 5 to 7 months prior to testing may not be detected.

** Edited as chart scrambled when posted! Hope this works.

Edited by Bogangles

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That all looks pretty good to me. I would x-ray the leg/shoulder but I don't think the basophils are anything to be concerned about -- hopefully some other folks will weigh in on that.


Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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