Thursday, December 29, 2016

LAP score

Leukocyte Alkaline Phosphatase score is used to differentiate a reactive process from chronic myelogenous leukemia. Here I  just mention the conditions with high and low LAP score (not a mnemonic this time :p )

High lap score:
- Neutrophilia ( as in bacterial infections)
- Polycythemia vera (neoplasm of bone marrow)
- Blast phase of XML
- Hodgkin's disease
- Leukemoid reactions
- in newborns, children and pregnancy.

Low lap score:
- Chronic Myelogenous leukaemia (chronic phase)
- Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
- Hereditary hypophosphatasia


That's all
Happy Medicowesome :)

- Jaskunwar Singh

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