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A 20-year-old female asked:

my cbc shows mild leukocytosis however differential count of (mononcyte,lymphocyte..etc) normal numbers what does this mean?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Means: your white blood cell count is slightly high but the types of white blood cells are in the normal range. Your doctor may repeat this value at sometime to make sure it is in the normal,range. It all sounds fine. All the best.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

What is the meaning of these: CBC . Tsh.. Hpy low ... ?

1 doctor answer8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Apfelroth
Pathology 30 years experience
Blood count, thyroid: CBC is a complete blood count (red count, white count, platelet count). Tsh is thyroid stimulating hormone - generally when it is low (supressed), thyroid activity is high; and when it is high, thyroid activity is low. Can't definitely help you with "hpy", as it is not standard. If reading a handwritten test requisition maybe its h.Pylori ? Which would be a test for bacteria causing gastritis.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
If you meant to say HPV, that it Human Papilloma Virus, one the sexually transmitted infections.
Jan 29, 2012
Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
HPY is not a standard abbreviation: HPV: Humman Papilloma virus: but that is not usually a blood test. Same with H.Pylori -- which is usually something tested on a stomach biopsy.
Jan 31, 2012
A 25-year-old member asked:

Cbc showed WBC of 12.7. What does that mean?

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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Maybe nothing!: The white blood count reflects the different white blood cells that the body makes. The normal range is between 4 and 10 in most labs. If you're above this, then you might have had an infection or other inflammatory process at the time, or you might just be slightly above the range of normal. Your doctor might want to repeat this in a few weeks or months to see if it is different.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Will holding your breath for over a minute during your CBC change the results?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No.: Try it and see. This will certainly influence some lab tests, but the CBC is just a measure of the number of cells in your blood none of which changes in any significant way over short spans of time or with changes in respiration.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Would a CBC always show leukemia, if you have leukemia?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sameer Desai
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
No: The CBC only shows the total number of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. In order to diagnose leukemia, one must look under the microscope at many characteristics of the blood cells. Usually this requires a test called a bone marrow biopsy.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Cbc and reticulocyte count. What does this mean?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Can detect anemia: These are two tests performed to evaluate a low red blood cell count, called anemia. CBC is a complete blood count. It tells about the number and other descriptive measures of the blood cells. It will detect a low red blood cell count. The reticulocyte count measure production of new red blood cells. Should be high in anemia. It provide more information bout the anemia.

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