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what is baso

A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Ignore it: Sounds fine to me. I would not worry even if these numbers are a bit outside the range that the lab finds for most people.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Absolutely nothing: You get the absolute count by multiplying the total WBC by the % basos. It is perfectly normal to have 0 to low single digit basophil percentage.
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Basophils: these are one of the cells that are measured when you have a CBC. They are mostly involved with allergic reactions, and bring anticoagulants to infla ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
I assume you are....: Referring to basophils, a subtype of granulocytes (a kind of white blood cell) that has a distinct appearance in a blood smear. They are basophilic, w ... 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Likely normal: 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. Having ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing: If you're otherwise healthy, this never means anything. It can be useful in certain settings grouped with other lab values, but even for these it's mo ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood test : How does any test apply to me? To answer that it should be understood that test results are taken into account with the things the patients, says, the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
Dr. Joel Ross answered
39 years experience Geriatrics
Elevated counts: High lymphocytes are very non specific from viral infection (benign) to very severe such as lymphoma (disease of the lymphocytes) as well as many othe ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Discuss: With a hematologists, slight variations could be normal, but smoking, allergies, infection medications, lymphoma could affect these. Good luck.

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