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28male. i have a increased lymphocyte count 48.60%(20-40) & decreased segmented neutrophil 37.30 (40-80) & absolute lymphocyte 3.06 thous/mm3? help.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Stop worrying: I'm glad you're interested in your lab work, but you need to know some basics. Percentages mean nothing. The absolute counts are of interest only if they're far removed from the reference range, which is set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. If no abnormal forms were found and you are not obviously sick, give this up and be grateful for good health.

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