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A 30-year-old male asked:

Fever, bone pain and body aches. had a cbc that showed wbc of 16.42 (neutrophils abs 13.74). all other values on cbc within normal ranges. is this likely an infection or leukemia?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
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, infection is far more likely than leukemia. Wish you good health!
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