leukophoresis


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leu·ko·phor·e·sis

(lūkō-fōr-ēsis)
A laboratory procedure that removes white blood cells from the blood and returns remaining blood to the patient.
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If there is clinical evidence consistent with hyperviscosity syndrome, emergent therapy and in rare cases leukophoresis can be initiated.
Pre- and post-WBC counts may be performed and leukocrits may be used in determining effects of treatment through chemotherapy or leukophoresis. (9)
The same leukophoresis machines used to harvest healthy stem cells from people can be used without modification for dogs.