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Wbc 8.7 hgb 12.5 hct 39.7 my mcv, mch, & mchc all on low end of normal but monocyte level and % elevated at 0.74 & 8.5%?

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Dr. Hernani Cualing
Pathology 30 years experience
Lab tests half story: Though not worrisome, lab tests are only good in relation to a health issue,complaint or symptom. Though normal, these results are as useful to you only in the proper context but no blame, we live in a world of diagnostic tests. Since you have no question, a question to you then is why you had a CBC? The relative percent values in there do not add up without relevant nfo;or may total off the mark.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Appear normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your test results seem to be normal. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Normal WBC and monos: WBC numbers vary widely, including monocytes, often slightly outside the normal range. I would be proud and happy to have results like these! If you are outwardly healthy and feel well, this is nothing to worry about. If you don't feel well, see a doctor and discuss the results.

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