White Blood Cell Scan

White Blood Cell Scan is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
Infection scintigraphy, inflammatory scan, labelled autologous leukocytes, labelled leukocyte scan, WBC imaging.

Rationale
To assist in identification of abscess, infection, and inflammation of the bone, bowel, wound, and skin.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. No other radionuclide tests should be scheduled within 24 to 48 hr before this procedure.

Normal Findings

  • No focal localization of the radionuclide, along with some slight localization of the radionuclide within the reticuloendothelial system (liver, spleen, and bone marrow).

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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