A member asked:

I have slightly elevated wbc consisting of high lymphocytes as well as high neutrophils for two cbc tests taken about a month apart. what can this be?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

Unless the absolute neutrophil count and/or the absolute lymphocyte count are quite far from their respective reference ranges, or abnormal cells are present, it means nothing. I've shot my neuts to almost 20,000 by taking a cold swim. The ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside, and counts fluctuate wildly even hour-to-hour. Stop worrying and focus on fitness. Cheers.

Answered Sep 15, 2018



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