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what is a high monocyte count

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Cook
Dr. Seth Cook answered
25 years experience 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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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience 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. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Type of white cell: Monocytes are one of the principal type of white blood cell. In tissues they mature into macrophages and histiocytes, cells that eat up dead tissue, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
About 1000: A monocyte count of 950/μl is regarded as at the upper limit of normal. However a count higher than that does not necessarily mean a disease state.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Viral infection: is a good possibility.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Absolute values: Reflect actual numbers and they are better in evaluating cell counts. Percentages or relative counts may get skewed based on actual WBC count. Hope it ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Total WBCs low: Let say that your total white blood cell count was quite low, but of those few cells present, most of them are monocytes, thus the % of monocytes of t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not typical.: Monocytes are derived from a different type of white cell than lymphoma cell, so it would not be expected that lymphoma would cause high monocytes. H ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Shanley
26 years experience Family Medicine
Lots of things!: Realize that the "count" of different types of wbc's (white blood cells) is based on a total of 100. So anything that shifts one way or the other aff ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Big picture: Low hemoglobin always requires a workup. It may be anything from lack of iron in the diet to replace losses from your periods to a minor hereditary it ... Read More

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