Here is a comparison between the blasts in a case of L2 ALL (right) and those in a case of acute myelocytic leukemia (AML). As can be seen, distinguishing these two types of leukemia on morphologic grounds alone can be difficult. In addition to Wright's stain, other stains are used in many centers to characterize blast cells. The most commonly used stains are myeloperoxidase and a variety of esterase stains.
Course Section: 07. Lymphocytic Leukemia: Acute and Chronic
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