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what does low neutrophils mean in a blood test

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Insufficient info: All lab 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. It wou ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
You need to see a : Doctor. Neutrophil count of 0.7 is low though not low enough to qualify as neutropenia, (a count of 500 is abnormally low, normal being around 1500). ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
How high?: Percentages mean nothing. If your absolute granulocyte count was slightly above the reference range without abnormal forms and you feel well, it means ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not particularly: Such lab values are common in normal kids with no health issues. Some see it as evidence of a recent viral illness that has passed. Without all the ac ... Read More
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Low RDW is good: Rdw refers to the variation in the size of red blood cells. Normal value is from 11.5 to 14.5. There is preliminary evidence that high RDW values may ... 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 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 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 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 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 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly nothing: It depends on how low. Lymphs are one of the types of cells that fight infection but in isolated general questions like this without numbers it is ver ... 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Possible : Viral illness . Need more history to be able to tell you more .
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be normal.: Not sure why you would have blood drawn 3 months after having normal labs in a young and healthy female? There may be more to the story.... ? These l ... Read More
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