A 29-year-old male asked:
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a blood test showed that i have high red and white cells and low lymph high neut. could this be a sign of leukemia?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably not: This would be most suggestive of polycythemia vera and at age 22 this isn't a consideration. You may simply be athletic. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. If you feel well, and your physician didn't make a big deal of it, stop worrying.
Answered on May 29, 2014

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