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What does a wbc of 12.8 indicate?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively.
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Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
Slightly increased: This value is slightly increased compared to the generally accepted normal range for adults: 4000 - 11, 000. The most common explanation is an infectious/inflammatory process; however, other causes are possible. It is important to know what particular type of cell causes this increase (neutrophils, lymphocytes, etc.). Consulting a physician is recommended.
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Last updated Jul 17, 2019
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