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A 40-year-old member asked:

Are the wbc's often elevated in a child who is crying violently during the blood draw?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Can be...: Stress leads to "demargination" - white cells stuck to vessel walls take off and go floating in the bloodstream.
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