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What is an absolute neutrophil count?

What is an absolute neutrophil count?

Number of cells in : A microliter of blood. Blood cell counting instruments report total white cell count and percentages of differnt cell types, e.g., total WBC count 7200, neutrophils 50% would give an absolute neutrophil count of 3600/microliter or cmm. ...Read more

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What does a high absolute neutrophil count of 8405 indicate?

Fighters: That is a little high-normal. The neutrophils are the marines. They appear first in response to any infectious assault, but can also be elevated after being on a steroid, or with significant stress. By itself, does not indicate anything bad. ...Read more

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Does wheatgrass lower absolute neutrophil count? Thank you

Does wheatgrass lower absolute neutrophil count? Thank you

No,it does not: Wheatgrass does not do much of anything, good or bad. So this is not the reason for low white count. But mds is more likely the cause for your low blood counts. Are you taking any chemotherapy for mds? If the counts are dangerously low, then active treatment with chemotherapy may be the next step for you to consider. ...Read more

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My absolute neutrophil count was 5.3 and lympocyte count was 3.0 all the rest were normal. What does that mean?

My absolute neutrophil count was 5.3 and lympocyte count was 3.0 all the rest were normal. What does that mean?

That's fine: You can do this by going for a nice healthy run. It's good for you. The reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside. If all the cells are well-formed, don't give this another thought. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the medical terminology for an increase in the absolute neutrophil count above the upper limit of the reference range?

What is the medical terminology for an increase in the absolute neutrophil count above the upper limit of the reference range?

Neutrophilia: the medical terminology for an increase in the absolute neutrophil count above the upper limit of the reference range Another term is granulocytosis Inflammation due to any cause is by far the most common cause of this. ...Read more

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My lymphocytes count is 41,absolute neutrophil count 2450 and absolute lymphocyte count is 2009. Haemoglobin 15.4 so why am having elevated count?

My lymphocytes count is 41,absolute neutrophil count 2450 and absolute lymphocyte count is 2009. Haemoglobin 15.4 so why am having elevated count?

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. Having said that, the results you provided are normal. for good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I had my blood work done and my WBC was 14.7 and my absolute Neutrophil count was 9.9, my absolute monocytes was 0.9. Should i be worried?

I had my blood work done and my WBC was 14.7 and my absolute Neutrophil count was 9.9, my absolute monocytes was 0.9. Should i be worried?

Depends: 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. Having said that, if you do not have symptoms, it would be prudent to repeat the test in a few weeks. The usual cause of neutrophilic leukocytosis is bacterial infection. There is no reason to worry, but do consult your doctor for a follow-up test. ...Read more

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What does an 8.5 neutrophils, absolute, automated count mean?

What does an 8.5 neutrophils, absolute, automated count mean?

See below: 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. Having said that, your neutrophil count is a little above normal, however, that by itself is not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have a WBC of 11.7 and a neutrophils (absolute) count of 7.9. Both are just outisde "high" range. Should I have this checked closer?

I have a WBC of 11.7 and a neutrophils (absolute) count of 7.9.  Both are just outisde "high" range.  Should I have this checked closer?

Depends: If you have no symptoms pointing to infection, and the morphology is normal, and your physician hasn't expressed concern, don't worry. The "range" is set to include 90% or so of apparently healthy people. A cold shower will shoot neutrophils well above normal range. "treat the person, not the lab value." thanks for asking. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high monocytes and low neutrophils absolute count while I am taking Nexavar, (sorafenib) a chemotherapy for advanced thyroid cancer?

What does it mean to have a high monocytes and low neutrophils absolute count while I am taking Nexavar, (sorafenib) a chemotherapy for advanced thyroid cancer?

Effect of chemo: Low neutrophils are expected with chemotherapy agents, as the drugs destroy them (in the process of destroying the cancerous cells.) High monocyte count can be due to an infection or inflammation. Also, as the blood counts recover after a dose of chemo, the monocyte count can also be temporarily improved. Good luck with your cancer treatment. ...Read more

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What does a low neutrophil count mean?

What does a low neutrophil count mean?

Low white cells: Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell; the type that is most involved in fighting infection. Various processes can cause low neurtrophil counts: anemias, blood loss, recent infections, now resolved, and blood dyscrasias, and leukemias. Discuss with your pHYSICIAN ...Read more

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Why is my neutrophil count always low?

Why is my neutrophil count always low?

Could just be you: Quite a few people, especially of African ancestry, always run somewhat low absolute neutrophil counts for their lifetimes and seem none the worse. ...Read more

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What does a high neutrophil count mean?

What does a high neutrophil count mean?

Context: I can drive my own neutrophil count to levels that would make my colleagues worry about leukemia simply by spending fifteen minutes swimming in the lake in march. High neutrophil counts may mean anything from stress of illness / life to serious infection to minor infection to leukemia. Your physician will agree that no number means anything in isolation. ...Read more

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How long to recover white neutrophil count?

How long to recover white neutrophil count?

Neutropenia: The time it takes for neutrophils to recover depends on what caused the neutropenia to begin with. Some chemotherapy medications allow quicker recovery than others. If your neutrophil count is low because of chemotherapy, your oncologist can tell you when to expect improvement in your counts. ...Read more

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My neutrophil count is 1 - what does it mean?

Questionable info: It is very unlikely that you neutrophil count is 1. You may wish to provide the complete counts. Better yet discuss the matter with the doctor who ordered the test as all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have high neutrophil count?

What does it mean if you have high neutrophil count?

Infection +: High neutrophil counts are commonly seen in patients with bacterial infections, other casues are steroid treatment, chronic myelogenous leukemia. In any case it means that you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more