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The protocols of the CD indicated an abnormal lymphocyte population with KWOC, VARIANT LYM, and FWBC flags.
As far as CD is concerned, there is a spurious extrapolation of the number of leukocytes in the WOC channel with a recorded high lymphocyte percentage of the CSF sample in most cases indicated by the alarms VARIANT LYM and KWOC. The CD performed this erroneous extrapolation of the leukocyte count when certain samples containing atypical lymphocytes were measured repeatedly.
[1] Nonstandard abbreviations: CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; CD, Cell Dyn 3500; UF, UF-100 urine flow cytometer; WOC, white blood cell optical count; FWBC, fragile white blood cell; and KWOC, kinetically corrected white blood cells in optical channel.