MDS with excess of blasts (EB-2)

Criteria for diagnosis of MDS with excess of blasts are:
* 1-3 cytopenias
* 0-3 dysplastic linaeges
* 5-19% blasts in peripheral blood ór 10-19% blasts in bone marrow
* presence of Auer rods
For an accurate average count of % blasts, it is recommended to count >500 cells in different HPVs, preferably in more than one slide.

 

Diagnostic tabel for differentiating MDS.