A 29-year-old female asked:
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i have a slight low lymphocyte percentage and a slight high platelet and mpv count. could that be a sign of leukemia. rest of cbc is normal.

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Unlikely: Absolute lymphs? Mpv means large platelets and no concern.
Answered on Sep 19, 2017
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
This isn't leukemia. I wish labs didn't report the percentages of white cells at all; only the absolute numbers are of any concern. If there are no obviously abnormal cells and your values are all reasonably close to reference ranges ( which are set so that several percent of healthy folks fal outside), you don't have leukemia.
Nov 8, 2013

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