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what does high bands in blood test mean and how to correct this

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Could be infection.: A high band count usually refers to how many white blood cells are actively maturing. When the band count is high, it usually refers to an escalating ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Numbers are numbers: Numbers are just numbers, so the significance of them must be looked at in the context of a patient's real-life situation. From a purely numbers ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Granulocytes: Granulocytes are mostly neutrophils, the cells that are most lethal most quickly to bacteria. Ignore the percentages. Look to see if the absolute numb ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Mono's, Eo's, Baso's: Of the 5 main types of white blood cells, the amount of neutrophils and lymphocytes helps us decide whether an infection is bacterial vs. viral. The o ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Abnormal liver test: A GGT is one of several blood tests done to evaluate the function of the liver. A GGT may be elevated in the presence of too much alcohol consumption, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
Diet high in B12: I am not aware of any disease process that results in high levels of b12. Most light there is an abundance of B12 in your diet or dietary supplement.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Probable viral: infection which has affected your liver: get a Hepatitis screening for A, B and C types of hepatitis.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
Mononucleosis: An infection where neck gland become enlarged, fever, weakness and is easily treated.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on why the test was ordered in the first place. The test must be evaluated in the context of the clinical symptoms.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Blood clotting : Defective. Prolonged prothrombin time can be due to deficiency of a number of coagulation factors. A common cause it treatment with warfarin/coumd ... Read More

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