Webinar: Learning to Decode Your Blood Test Results for CLL Tuesday, June 29, 2021 (6:00 PM UK)

This webinar is from CLL Society (USA).
Do you ever look at your blood test results from the lab and feel like you are reading Latin? Or you see a result that is outside of the normal range and aren’t quite sure if you should be concerned? Join CLL Society and Dr. Susan Leclair for this valuable webinar. You will learn how to interpret your blood test results and gain a better understanding of why they are critical to track in CLL. Dr. Leclair will explain what information in these reports are the most important, discuss how blood results can constantly change, and provide explanations as to why.

CLL Society Resources

  1. Normal Lab Values
  2. Keeping Track of Lab Results
  3. Putting Together A CLL Team
  4. Test Before Treat™
  5. CLL Support Groups
  6. Sign up for CLL Society Alerts and Newsletters


Susan Leclair, PhD, CLS (NCA) is Chancellor Professor Emerita at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Senior Scientist at Forensic DNA Associates; and participates as a moderator and speaker for Patient Power and CLL Society events. She is also on the Medical Advisory Board for CLL Society.

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Thanks so much @DavidAmbassador this looks informative.

Thank you for sharing this, that’s really helpful!

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You are most welcome, If you missed it then it should be available later, (unfortunataly I missed it) I know Susan LecLair is an excellent speaker and makes the incomprehensible easy to understand. Someone pointed out that the way the CBC is recorded is slightly different in the US. They use measurement per Litre, whereas in UK it is per decilitre (Tenth of a litre) or microLitre (mL), one millionth Litre - but it easy to translate US to UK as obviously US = 1/10 UK etc. So in the UK the ‘normal’ blood ranges are:


Male: 13.2-16.6 grams/dL (decilitre)

(132-166 grams/L)

Female: 11.6-15 grams/dL

(116-150 grams/L)


Male: 38.3-48.6 percent

Female: 35.5-44.9 percent

White blood cell count

3.4-9.6 billion cells/L

(3,400 to 9,600 cells/mcL)

Platelet count

Male: 135-317 billion/L

(135,000 to 317,000/mcL)

Female: 157-371 billion/L


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Just to add, these ranges vary slightly from lab to lab, so do not worry if your figures differ.

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Yes, @DavidAmbassador @lousyT I have found different labs and also over time that the stated parameter’s do vary slightly.