A 44-year-old member asked:
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What is a low absolute monocyte count related to?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Nothing: If you feel well and have no other abnormalities, it is a non-concern. Remember that reference ranges are set so that several percent of otherwise-healthy folk are outsideon either end.
Answered on Nov 14, 2016
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