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Source 1:   Heme & Lymph Neo Manual & DB
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Question
Reportability--Heme & Lymphoid Neoplasms: Is this reportable? Physician states polycythemia, no confirmation of primary polycythemia, no vera mentioned, JAK2 was negative but Dr states pt has polycythemia.

The hematopoietic database does not address polycythemia, nos.

Discussion


Answer
No, this case is not reportable. Polycythemia (also known as polycythemia or erythrocytosis) is a disease state in which the proportion of blood volume that is occupied by red blood cells increases. Blood volume proportions can be measured as hematocrit level. It can be due to an increase in the mass of red blood cells; "absolute polycythemia"; or to a decrease in the volume of plasma ("relative polycythemia").

"Polycythemia, NOS" is also listed in Appendix F: Non-Reportable List for Hematopoietic Diseases.

History
This SINQ question has been updated to the Hematopoietic & Lymphoid Neoplasm Manual & Database published January 2014. The original answer below was written based on the rules in 2012 No, this case is not reportable. Polycythemia (also known as polycythemia or erythrocytosis) is a disease state in which the proportion of blood volume that is occupied by red blood cells increases. Blood volume proportions can be measured as hematocrit level. It can be due to an increase in the mass of red blood cells; "absolute polycythemia"; or to a decrease in the volume of plasma ("relative polycythemia").

To be reportable the diagnosis must be polycythemia vera, or some of the other alternate names listed in the 2012 database.

Last Updated
02/16/2014

Date Finalized
07/11/2013