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A 39-year-old female asked:

I had blood work. dr told me e'thing look good.got home & looked but shows:eosinophil 4, 1 but normal range 0.9-2.9? thoughts?

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Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nothing : To worry about. If the wbc's are normal it's fine.
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Dr. Kristi Kohl
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Allergies/parasite: Eosinophils are white blood cells (the part of the body's immune system which fight infection). Eosinophils are responsible for fighting off larger proteins such as parasites and is also seen with people fighting allergies. Eosinophil count being elevated is common and normally isn't asoociated with problems, which is probably why your doctor translated it as "normal".
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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