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what does it mean if i have high neutrophil and low lymphocyte and monocytes

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Nothing by itself: I'm a pathologist with a life devoted to lab testing and the mysteries of diagnosis. These results mean nothing apart from a human being and her healt ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Symptoms?: It is very hard to give meaning to lab values without the clinical context (symptoms) and the exact lab values (how high or low). In general, what you ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Means nothing: These fluctuate wildly hour-to-hour. Unless they are way out of reference range, they mean nothing as long as all the cells appear basically normal.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need actual results: All laboratory 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. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Abnormal cell counts: Unfortunately, the numbers you present may be percentages & not total cell counts. When we interpret a CBC we look at total cell counts and the % of ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Big picture: If these are percentages, don't even pay attention. Don't worry about monocytes unless you are obviously seriously sick. If absolute lymphs are above ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Hard to comment: Without the total wbc, percentages and the clinical context.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwardo Yambo
Specializes in Family Medicine
Infection: see your dr for further testing
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Not at all: Usually a high white count is due either to high neutrophils alone, or less often high lymphs alone. Do yourself a favor -- don't even look at your CB ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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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