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I just got results from a cbc with auto differential which indicated a high monocyte percentage of 13.5. should i be concerned?

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Dr. Barbara Burch answered

Specializes in Pathology

Not worrisome: It's not worrisome for the monocytes to be slightly out of normal range, as long as the other components (wbc, hgb, platelets) are normal.

Answered 7/7/2018

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Dr. Amy Deeken answered

Specializes in Pathology

Not necessarily: It is better to look at the absolute count than the percentage to determine monocytosis. However, it can be caused by infections and autoimmune disorders most frequently and is benign. But this abnormality should be monitored because rarely could be an early sign of leukemia or other malignancy.

Answered 12/2/2020

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