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Abnormal Wbc Count
A little high...: Generally speaking, for an adult patient, the usual range considered normal for the WBC count is between 4000 - 10, 500/microliter so a value of 12, 700/microliter is slightly higher than the upper limit of normal and may indicate many different clinical situations including, most commonly, infection/inflammation. Please consult your physician for adequate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Could a 3.7 WBC count in a 7yo indicate leukemia if no other symptoms are present? Rbc and platelets normal, smear shows "few abnormal lymphocytes"
If you're speaking..: Of total WBC count, this value is within a normal range. But, there is more to interpreting a WBC count than simply the number of cells. The various types (aka, the differential), the number of other formed elements and the clinical circumstances are also essential to ascertain the significance of any particular WBC count. If you have a more specific question, please just ask. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below...: A common cause of increased WBC is represented by infectious/inflammatory conditions; however, other clinical associations are possible including more serious diseases like leukemia. It is important to know what type of cell causes the increased wbc. Is it because of an increase in neutrophils or lymphocytes? A CBC with differential and morphology would be a reasonable next step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer