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what does high monocytes mean in a blood test

A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
These mean nothing: Only a very high absolutely monocyte count is of any concern if you feel well, and low WBC is of concern if and only if lymphs or neuts are way-way lo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Slight: Elevation of cells subtypes is not unusually, unless persistent, high and with symptoms.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Minor issues: 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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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Absolutely nothing: Values that are barely out of the reference range are rarely of any consequence. The ranges are set to reflect 95% of healthy patients, and so 2.5% of ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
What is the actual: Value? Low mean platelet volume may be normal.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
Platelets: The platelet count often is abbreviated as plt. The is one important measure of clotting ability.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Probably nothing: Generally nothing. It usually has no clinical significance although it can be low in severe liver disease such as cirrhosis.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: If all the proteins were elevated, you were probably dehydrated. If a specific protein is elevated then it needs to be determined which protein. Some ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Basophils: Are a certain type of white blood cell. They contain histamine and can become elevated in inflammatory and allergic conditions.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: 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 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
26 years experience Internal Medicine
? hemachromatosis: It might be either primary or secondary hemochromatosis. Depending on how high the number, it will either require further testing for hemochromatosis ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
30%: It mean 30%
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 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Abnormal blood : Please give us the total white blood cell (WBC) count, the percentage of polymorphs and lymphocytes you had reported on the test result form. This wil ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
Probably anemia: When hemoglobin and hematocrit are also low, thisis called anemia, and is treated easily by takinf ferrous sulphate 5 gr. Daily for few months.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Lymphocytosis: Lymphocytosis is is an increase in white blood cells called lymphocytes. Usually the number is temporary rise in the number of lymphocytes after an i ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: 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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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
22 years experience Internal Medicine
WBCs in urine: WBC's in the urine are commonly associated with infection or inflammation of the urinary tract. Urine infection (UTI), kidney infection (pyelonephrit ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See a doctor: This can be one of several things. If you are otherwise completely healthy, it may indicate a bone marrow disease called polycythemia vera. If you hav ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing: I often wish labs wouldn't even report the percentages. An absolute monocyte count over 600 will raise eyebrows if there's any suspicion of tb, sarcoi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
High protein: Inflammation.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Big picture : Small red cells with too little hemoglobin usually mean iron deficiency which should prompt a search for bleeding. There are some other possible cause ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
What are the results: Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to do that.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Many possibilities: The website given below provides a list of causes of elevated ldh. However, it may be elevated if you exercised before the blood test. All laboratory ... Read More
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