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How are blood tests used to diagnose non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

A blood test can check if your swollen lymph nodes are due to your body fighting an infection. This is because lymph nodes can easily become swollen during an infection and are not exclusively a sign of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The blood test will check the number of white blood cells as well as look for other telltale particles.

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