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If wbc is high does that mean neutrophils monocytes and lymphocytes will be high too?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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 CBC unless you have a specialty interest. It's only one piece in the complex puzzle of diagnosis; little abnormalities seldom mean anything at all, and your physician has already taken the big abnormalities into account.

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Huntington Station, NY
A female asked:

I have high monocytes, lymphocytes, high platlets and wbc. what could this all mean?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
How high?: 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. Having said that, it might have helped if you had provided the actual numbers rather than your interpretation "high".
Covington, LA
A 29-year-old female asked:

What could a high WBC with high neutrophils and low lymphocytes indicate?

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Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 13 years experience
Depends: The answer depends on the clinical situation, presenting symptoms, and medications. I see that you are on Prednisone which can elevate the neutrophils in the blood. It can also be seen in a number of other scenarios including infection.

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