A 57-year-old female asked:
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white blood count 3.8 what does this mean?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
As an isolated: Finding not much. The lower limit of normal is 4.0 in most labs.
Answered on Dec 8, 2019
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Nothing.: Interpreting lab tests without context is not wise and may be dangerous. The number looks normal enough but there may be a lot more to the story.
Answered on Dec 8, 2019
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