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A 30-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 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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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 15 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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