EDTA-induced pseudo-neutropenia resolved with kanamycin.

This report describes a case of spurious neutropenia caused by EDTA-dependent in vitro agglutination of neutrophils. After raising the temperature of the sample to 37 degrees C the agglutination was irreversible, but it resolved completely after addition of kanamycin. Previously this method has been shown to be effective in EDTA-dependent pseudo… CONTINUE READING