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A 48-year-old female asked:

Had routine cbc panel my wbc came back slightly low. i am terrified its something bad like cancer as i get very worried when tests are off. ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
How low?: 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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, it would have helped had you given the actual number. Note that about 2.5% of normal people will have a low count.
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