South Gate, CA
A 36-year-old member asked:
My 10 year old son recently had a blood test because of ongoing health issues for the past 6 years. his lymphocyte numbers were a little high and neutrophils were a little low. i was wondering if i should be worried at all??
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Not particularly: Such lab values are common in normal kids with no health issues. Some see it as evidence of a recent viral illness that has passed. Without all the actual lab values tested, pertinent history & exam findings this means little.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
Agree with Dr. F: The numbers may be his 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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Wish you and you son good health!
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Last updated Feb 27, 2020
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