Mid cells are cells that fall in a particular size range. "The
percentage and absolute counts are determined for lymphocytes,
neutrophil, and mid-size population of monocytes, basophils,
eosinophils, blasts, and other immature cells."
This Mid-cell term appears to be a Cell-Dyn proprietary method of
using "mid" cells instead of analyzing each kind of cell. Sort of
tossing all cells of the same size in one bucket, instead of anaylzing
each type. Your reprt was probably done on an inexpensice doctor's
office analyzer. It is fas less expensive to measure 'Mid" cells than
count each type separately. (Cell-Dyn specializes in low volume
"MID cells may include less frequently occurring and rare cells correlating to
monocytes, eosinophils, basophils, blasts and other precursor white
cells." Relax, this is a typical statement, on all reports. Also, only
blasts are precusor white cells. Monocytes, eosinophils and basophils
are normal cells, found in small amounts. Blasts are never seen in a
healthy person. The problem with the Cel-Dyn analyzer's three part
differential is that it is meant as a screening tool, and does not
actually give well differentiated differential! Were the mid-cells out
of range, your doctor should order a regular CBC with a 5 part
automated differential, along with a manual differential.
Since I am not certain how your blood sample was analyzed, I can;t
explain all the results to you. R1 *MAY* mean the channel used to
measure the cells. From your information, I can't really tell.
If you are having bruise marks and fatigue, I urge you to visit your
doctor and have a complete CBC with 5 part differential and a manual
differentisl. Particular attention to WBC and platelets.
If any part of my answer is unclear, please request an Answer
Clarification, before rating. I wish you good health!