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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Nothing: If you feel well and have no other abnormalities, it is a non-concern. Remember that reference ranges are set so that several percent of otherwise-hea ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
What was: The total wbc? Are the HGB and PLT normal? The most common diagnosis with run down feeling and monos would me mononucleosis.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: The absolute monocyte count seldom tells us much in isolation. If by "low iron" you mean a low serum iron, you need it interpreted; if by "low iron" y ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
How high?: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. A high ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahrooz Eshaghian
14 years experience in Hematology
Various reasons: A low monocyte count can occur for a variety of reasons: physical illness, medications, or vitamin deficiencies. Illnesses that affect the bone marro ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Inflammation: A number of different types of inflammation, with or without infection can cause increase in monocyte count. It is not, by itself, diagnostic of any d ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not an issue: No consequence of having no monocytes on your differential.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
The lab : Monocytes are never absent from the blood. The lab counts a few hundred and sometimes by dumb luck, there's no monocyte or it gets called a lymphocyte ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Cook
Dr. Seth Cook answered
25 years experience in Pathology
It is not specific.: Increased monocytes may be caused by many different disorders. The most common causes are infection and recovery from neutropenia (low neutrophils in ... Read More
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