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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: These values fluctuate wildly even hour to hour. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. Relax and be thankful ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
This is serious: I am going to assume this is an absolute count of 36000 and not simply 36% lymphocytes. If so, you need a referral to a hematologist now.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Big Difference: Lymphocytes are another name for those infection fighting white blood cells. The abs lymph level is a measure of how many of those cells are availabl ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
You could have had: a recent viral infection which boosted your lymphocyte count. See your doctor within a month and get a repeat CBC with differential. That will tell if ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: The absolute lymphocyte count of 3.2 means nothing in and of itself. A modest lymphocytosis could go along with a viral infection, or may just be norm ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Lab results are...: Lab results are just numbers. The doctor ordering tests can explain the results better, because the SAME numbers can mean different things in differen ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lymphocytosis: meaning increased absolute count of lymphocytes and decreased count of neutrophils, both are white blood cells which fight infection, usually lymphocy ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
45 years experience Integrative Medicine
Abnormal Blood Count: This would be considered a mild abnormality and does not necessarily raise any alarm signals. But, with the gradual decrease in the lymph count, a re ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need actual values: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More

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