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Doctor insights on: Antivenin Crotalidae Poly Medication

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Do ambulance services stock or carry antivenins such as crotalidae polyvalent immune fab (corfab)?

No, not at all: Antivenins are extremely expensive and require special care / handling. They are stored at regional Poison Control Centers--and when a call comes in (usually from ER) about subject with exposure, the antivenin in cabbed to them ASAP. ...Read more

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Can most ambulance services stock (or carry onboard) antivenins such as crotalidae polyvalent immune fab (corfab)?

No, not at all: Antivenins are extremely expensive and require special care / handling. They are stored at regional Poison Control Centers--and when a call comes in (usually from ER) about subject with exposure, the antivenin in cabbed to them ASAP. ...Read more

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What does a drop on neutrophils mean?

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

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Neutrophils of 37.2 is low or normal?

Neutrophils of 37.2 is low or normal?

Low: Normal percentages of neutrophils in most labs will run between 40-70%. 37% is lowish but if you are well, simply have it repeated and see want direction it is trending. ...Read more

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What can high absolute neutrophils mean. Mine was 10839?

What can high absolute neutrophils mean. Mine was 10839?

See below: 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

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Elevated neutrophils and elevated hemoglobin?

Elevated neutrophils and elevated hemoglobin?

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

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Does appendicitis cause increased neutrophils?

Does appendicitis cause increased neutrophils?

Often yes.: Not invariably but there are instances in which an elevation in white count is seen in patient's with appendicitis. ...Read more

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What do low neutrophils and high lymph counts indicate?

What do low neutrophils and high lymph counts indicate?

High counts: This could represent a serious blood or bone marrow condition...Further evaluation is required preferably by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high abs neutrophils count?

What does it mean to have a high abs neutrophils count?

Usually an infection: The absolute neutrophil count is the product of the % neutrophils & total wbc. A high absolute neutrophil count is usually seen in many types of infections. Other causes are inflammatory conditions, stress, medications like steroids, lithium, injections like growth factors, cushing's disease and sometimes some forms of chronic leukemia or myeloproliferative disorders (blood disorder). ...Read more

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What causes low lymph count, and high segs (polys) count?

What causes low lymph count, and high segs (polys) count?

Acute infection: Acute bacterial infection or use of corticosteroid medications. ...Read more

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My count is 8300 up in two weeks fron 5400 absolute neutrophils?

My count is 8300 up in two weeks fron 5400 absolute neutrophils?

Normal flucctuation: WBC counts fluctuate from one day to the other. Tell us why you are getting it checked in the first place? If you have some illness or symptoms, you need to describe them in some detail, so that we can relate your symptoms to your blood counts. Both of your counts are normal right now. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my monocytes are low and neutrophils are high?

What does it mean if my monocytes are low and neutrophils are high?

Relative v.absolute?: The percentages can be misleading. One must really look at the absolute amounts of both. Depending on the circumstances, a true absolute neutrophilia may be caused by a list of conditions too long to list here. In most cases, the low monocyte count is due to the relative expansion of neutrophils (infections, smoking, trauma, autoimmune conditions, even some cancers). Your md should be able to help. ...Read more

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What does low neutrophils and high lymphcytes indicate? With low hb?

What does low neutrophils and high lymphcytes indicate? With low hb?

It depends: A HGB less than 10.5 in a female or 11.5 in a male may be important. One cannot look just at lynphocyte and neutrophil percentages. It must be interpreted in the context of the total white blood cell count. ...Read more

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I have a white count of 15, neutrophils are 9 and basphils are. 11, rest all ok?

Leukocytosis is...: ...an increase in the total number of WBCs due to any cause. From a practical standpoint, it is often sub-classified according to the component of white cells that contribute to an increase in the total number of WBCs. Context is important here--e.g. why did they test you? Read more at: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/956278-overview ...Read more

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What might cause elevated absolute neutrophils but normal neutrophil percentage?

What might cause elevated absolute neutrophils but normal neutrophil percentage?

TheTruthOnAbsolute: Percentages are relative numbers. You could have one billion neutrophils (elevated) but only 10% of total White Cells (low, %, based on normal ranges), but 10% of one billion is sky high. We are always looking at relative numbers and absolute numbers. Relative numbers like % can be manipulated in various ways, good and bad, but absolute numbers are the nitty-gritty. ...Read more

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If your neutrophils get low during a long bout of giardia, can they rebound later?

If your neutrophils get low during a long bout of giardia, can they rebound later?

It is very: Likely. If the dip us related to the infection or it's treatment it is going to improve as things resolve. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: wright smear of lesion shows neutrophils?

What is the definition or description of: wright smear of lesion shows neutrophils?

Histologic stain: Wright's stain is a histologic stain that facilitates the differentiation of blood cell types. It is used primarily to stain peripheral blood smears and bone marrow aspirates which are examined under a light microscope. In cytogenetics it is used to stain chromosomes to facilitate diagnosis of syndromes and diseases.
It is named for james homer wright, who devised the stain. ...Read more

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Neutrophils slightly elevated at 8.45 (reference range 1.80-7.00x10E9/L). Normal? Potential causes?

Neutrophils slightly elevated at 8.45 (reference range 1.80-7.00x10E9/L). Normal? Potential causes?

Neutrophils: Neutophils are component of white blood cells. They can be slightly increased in many conditions, mostly reactive in nature, such as infection, inflammatory conditions etc. And may or may not treatment. Treatment of underlying cause may bring them normal. Neutrophilic leukemia is very rare. ...Read more

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What is peripheral destruction/ sequestration of neutrophils? Ps: I already know what are neutrophils.

What is peripheral destruction/ sequestration of neutrophils? Ps: I already know what are neutrophils.

Autoimmune Dz: Certain autoimmune diseases can form antibodies against neutrophils triggering destruction of these white cells in the peripheral circulation. Splenomegaly due to liver disease & portal hypertension can cause sequestration not only of neutrophils but other blood cells in the blood as well leading to entrapment of white and red blood cells & platelets in the spleen causing pancytopenia. ...Read more

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My husbands absolute monocytes are 1339. And his absolute neutrophils are 9536. Should we be concerned?

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

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What does mild leukocytosis with a slight increase in neutrophils (about 7% band neutrophils) and neutrophils have slightly increased granulation mean?

Elevated numbers: Said in another way: a white blood cell count the is slightly higher than normal levels. Within the group of white blood cells there is a slightly higher than normal proportion of neutrophils. 7% are young neutrophils.

This result may (eg bacterial) or may not (eg stress response) suggest an infection since there is no clinical context. Try rephrasing the question with symptoms included in it. ...Read more

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Neutrophils 37.2%, eosinophils 10%--is this normal?

Neutrophils 37.2%, eosinophils 10%--is this normal?

Neutro Low/Eos High.: Neutrophils are normally 45-74% in a count of wbc's while eosinophils are normally 0-7%. You might have a high count from an allergic reaction to something or it might be that some neutrophils might have been mistaken for eosinophils. Either way, this does not seem abnormal enough to indicate an underlying disorder. A repeat count would be advised. See your doctor. ...Read more

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70 neutrophils have in a baby fbc report. What is the reason?

Incomplete info: It would be helpful to have the whole report. Please note all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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High neutrophils, low lymphs, & low rbc. What causes that pattern?

High neutrophils, low lymphs, & low rbc. What causes that pattern?

RBC: High neutrophils might indicate infection or effect of medication, low lymphocyte might indicate effect of medication or abnormality in lymphocytes, low rbc might indicate anemia or effect of medications. ...Read more