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A 23-year-old female asked:

4 blood tests showed lymph (13-19%) low and neut high (72-80%). absolute lymp is 1.5-1.7) why does it keep doing this? wbc 8.9. rest of counts normal

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
I wouldn't worry: Reference ranges are set to include most but not all healthy folks. Your absolute lymphocyte count is a bit lower than most folks but this presents no danger. I trust you are hiv-negative and there were no other abnormalities of your blood count. It's up to your personal physician whether to refer you to hematology consultation.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
There may be more: Your blood counts are not that much out of line, however, you also had ct scan, and mri, did these imaging studies show something that may have prompted your doctor to repeat the blood tests. It would be helpful to talk to your doctor who ordered the tests.
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Last updated Aug 27, 2020


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