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Another Name For Neutrophils
Usually nothing: The absolute counts of neuts, lymphs and their teammates vary tremendously even from hour to hour. Unless the absolute lymphocyte count drops below 1000, it's not even interesting. At 500 or so, it's a health concern and your physician will let you know what you need to do. ...Read more
Medical history: Schilling counted the number of segments on each neutrohil. This gave rise to the terms "right shift" and "left shift"; the former is hypersegmented neutrophils in megaloblastic change, the latter a lot of neutrophils without segments in serious bactrial infection or some leukemias. We don't do this any more. We'll simply look at and describe the smear. ...Read more
Yes: 60 to 72 is the normal percentage of segmented neutrophils in the blood. ...Read more
Hard to say: Any lab result gives a number that is compared to a range of normal. But even the extremes of "too high" can still be normal for an individual. If the result is a change, then a high neutrophil count makes me think of infection (since that is one of the bodies responses), inflammation, stress, reaction to medication or even cancer like leukemia. Talk with provider who ordered test to put in context. ...Read more
Normal range for absolute neutrophil count is: 1.5 to 8.0 (1, 500 to 8, 000/mm3), inflammation/infection is the commonest cause of elevated neutrophil count. See this site for more information.
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/208576-overview#a30
it would be prudent to discuss the results with your doctor who ordered the test. All lab tests need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more
Neutrophils: Neutrophils are critical to defense against certain types of infections, and levels below 500/dl are often considered high risk for infection. Your value is on the high end, though you should check the reference range for your lab. This may indicate current or recent infection, or a reaction to stress or drugs that has shifted these cells into circulation. Best correlate with your doctor. ...Read more
By itself nothing: Interpretation of lab results is worthless without knowing the clinical parameters which prompted the ordering of such tests. In addition, for the one your question concerns, would need to know the remainder of the CBC values before commenting. On its face, the number may be slightly high but of no concern. ...Read more
Normal: Normal absolute neutrophil count is 1.5 to 8.And 66.i% is also normal ...Read more
I have low neutrophils 36% and high lymphocyts 56% what could this mean? I'm 24 your's old and feel fine.
What is absolute neutrophils and what does it mean when mine is high my absolute neutrophils level is high
Neutrophils: Neutrophils are white blood cells that help to fight bacterial infections. The absolute neutrophil count (anc) is used to assess how many neutrophils a person has. A count that is too low can put you at risk for bacterial infections. A high count can indicate that your body is fighting an infection, or can be from an inflammatory injury such as a burn, heart attack or appendicitis. People who do not have a spleen also can have a higher than normal anc. It can even be caused by medications (such as steroids) or stress. Very rarely a high ANC can indicate malignancy such as chronic myelogenous leukemia, but people usually have other signs and symptoms, also. Because of this very wide range of high ANC causes, the context in which the test was ordered and how high it actually is is very important. If you are worried about your test result, call the doctor that ordered the test and ask what they were looking for and if your high ANC is a concern. ...Read more
Where are Neutrophils produced? And what causes a abnormally low result of Neutrophils? What is the most important on a result I should be looking at?
Produced in Bonemaro: Neutrophils are produced in the bone marrow. The reasons for low neutrophils can be varied but we must know your actual value in order to help you interpret the value as there is a wide range of normal values, which can be on the lower end of the normal range. So send us your CBC results and Neutrophil counts done on more than 1 occasion (you may repeat them if done once only. ...Read more
Absolute neutrophils are 6.40 for the value 1.40-5.30 (thous/ul) is the range what does this mean and what are the possibilities of anything being wro?
Nothing is wrong: Your neutrophil count is slightly higher than the normal range. This can happen if your body is fighting an infection, or it could simply do to normal variation. ...Read more
Maybe Infection.: The elevation of neutrophils coukl mean bacterial infection, as these cells are important in fighting this kind of infection. The high hemohlobin seems nonspecific, in abscence of other symptoms and signs. It could possibly mean a polycythemia, one of the porphorias, or a myeloproliferative disorder, which could explain the high neutrophils. It can also be from high altitude. See dr. For more. ...Read more
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, it would have helped to have the actual values for the test results. ...Read more
My husbands absolute monocytes are 1339. And his absolute neutrophils are 9536. Should we be concerned?
How does he FEEL?: These are guides to diagnosis when symptoms are present. If the cells on the peripheral smear look normal, at his age, I wouldn't give it a second thought. I can do this to myself by taking a long cold shower. ...Read more
If a neutrophil engulfs a foreign particles but fails to digest it, what will happen to the neutrophil?
It dies: Neutrophils have a short life span.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many, many things: The list is too long to list here, and it depends on the patient's individual circumstances. In younger patients, it is usually related to some transient infection. In older adults, it needs a more dedicated work up. A trained hematologist can sort this out in 2 visits, with some standard testing, including a review of the blood under the microscope. ...Read more
Only if you are sick: Dr. Goldstein is correct and this may warn of infection, but the way you feel is more helpful. I often wish that labs did not even report percentages, as only the absolute counts make any difference. I can do thsi to myself by spending a while in a cold shower. Look at the big picture and don't treat labs. ...Read more
Depends: Are you ill? If not, I'd repeat the test in a couple of months to be sure since this may well be from an acute viral infection. If you are ill and this has been a persistent findings, then you'd consider seeing a hematologist ...Read more