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Had an elevated wbc at 12.6 with neutrophils at 96%. does this mean my lymphocytes are low? does this indicate anything serious.

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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical 50 years experience
Elevated White Count: A count of 12,000 with 96% neutrophils generally points to an acute infection somewhere in your body. It needs to be identified and treated, probably with antibiotics to start. Since the neutrophils are "taking over," the lymphocyte count may appear low, but your doctor needs to evaluate the absolute number to be sure. The important thing is to identify and treat your infection.

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