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A 44-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if my wbc count 15000?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Depends on symptoms: An elevated WBC can mean infection or a number of other things. 15000 can be normal in some situations. It is important to describe any new symptoms that you may be experiencing. This will help in determining if the elevation in wbcs is normal or a sign of something more serious. Please follow up with the provider who ordered your cbc.
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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Seriousness: Infection or leukemia or trauma.
A male asked:

WBC count 13000 in men what is its mean?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
It: means leukocytosis which alone can occur in many situations like viral infections, bacteria infections, due to medications like steroids, leukemia ................... More information and CBC differentials will be helpful.
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A 42-year-old female asked:

What does an elevated rbc and wbc count mean on labwork?

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Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Lab Results: Taken alone they don't really mean much. How elevated are they? What are other lab values? What signs and symptoms do you have? You need to ask this of the person that ordered their test. It might just indicate that more lab work needs to be done to determine IF there is anything wrong. Talk to your medical provider!
A 41-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when my WBC count is high and my absolute gran is high?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
How high?: The most common circumstance would be a bacterial infection. Could also be a chronic leukemia, drug effect, or from heavy smoking.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

What does high monocyte, lymphocyte, and WBC count mean?

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Impossible: About a thousand different possibilities. You must provide us some context to this question. The better option, however, is to demand an explanation of your results from the physician who ordered the test.

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