Pathology/urine lab results

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   AFew transitional epi cells
Histiocytes present
What is this really mean for me, should I be worried about it? Are those are cancerous cells or its something else?
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Hello Leo:

If this is the exact wording of your report, then there are no cancer cells seen in urine sample. The transitional cells are normal cells which line the bladder and ureter, the tube attached to the bladder. These may be shed in the urine.
Histiocytes are scavenger cells and remove debris, dead cells etc in bladder. A few of these are not clinically significant.  

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Neha Dahiya MD

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Help patients understand the medical terminology of their lab results and / or tissue biopsy reports.

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I am a pathologist and director of clinical laboratory services. I have been a practicing pathologist for last 9 years in a 350 bed multi specialty hospital laboratory in India.

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