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A 48-year-old member asked:

Does a wbc count of 12, 000 mean anything serious?

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Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
See below...: A common cause of increased WBC is represented by infectious/inflammatory conditions; however, other clinical associations are possible including more serious diseases like leukemia. It is important to know what type of cell causes the increased wbc. Is it because of an increase in neutrophils or lymphocytes? A CBC with differential and morphology would be a reasonable next step.

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What does a WBC count of 20, 000 mean?

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