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Lab result of white blood cell 435,600?

Lab result of white blood cell 435,600?

Dangerously high: I have never seen this high a number of WBC count...I certainly hope that this is an error. Otherwise, urgent hospital care is needed if this is truly so. Also, if this were true, someone will likely be in contact with you, if not already done so by this time of my note. Please consult doc ASAP. Good luck ...Read more

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What are the functions of the different parts of blood (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, plasma)?

What are the functions of the different parts of blood (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, plasma)?

Too long: There is no way to fit an answer to this question in 400 characters. However, if you go to this website you will find a very complete answer that is very easy to understand: http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Basics/ ...Read more

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Low white blood cell count and blood in the urine?

Low white blood cell count and blood in the urine?

Lab data: Without a full medical history and physical exam cannot possibly theorize about what this may be. It certainly indicates a need for further investigation and should not be ignored. Good luck. ...Read more

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What biochemical analysis of blood samples may indicate kidney failure?

What biochemical analysis of blood samples may indicate kidney failure?

Kidney failure labs: In addition to elevated BUN and creatinine levels in the blood, patients with kidney failure have low hemoglobin, carbon dioxide and calcium blood levels. They also have high parathyroid hormone, potassium and phosphorus levels. Pt's with chronic kidney disease (ckd) can have some of these abnormal levels, but with lesser deviation from normal depending on the class of their ckd. ...Read more

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How are automated blood collection and whole blood donation different?

Apheresis: Abc (aka apheresis) uses a highly sophisticated separation/filtration process to allow specific blood components to be collected (like platelets, plasma, red blood cells) from a donor while returning the un-needed components. Whole blood donation, as its name suggests, collects all blood component parts, which will be later separated and used to care for up to 4 patients from 1 donation. ...Read more

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Meaning of a lot of white blood cells in the urine?

Meaning of a lot of white blood cells in the urine?

Infection: A lot of white cells in the urine usually means an infection. The infection could be in the urine - a bladder infection - or the cells could be coming from the vagina - which would mean a cervical or vaginal infection. With a bladder infection there is pain with voiding and voiding frequently. With a vaginal infection - itch, irritation, discharge or odor, and often pain. Check and treat this. ...Read more

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Occult blood in urine means?

Occult blood in urine means?

Heamturia: It could be a UTI even with no symptoms. It could be a kidney stone, vascular malformation,or a tumor. There could be an issue with the bladder or kidney. You should see your doctor and have the urine tested and have the condition checked out. ...Read more

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Causes of blood in urine?

Causes of blood in urine?

Infection, stone, or: The most common cause of blood in urine is a bladder infection. It may also be a sign of kidney stones. Rarely, if the blood is persistent in your urine, it could be bladder or kidney cancer. You should see a urologist if it doesn't go away. ...Read more

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What are the normal levels of blood in a blood count test?

What are the normal levels of blood in a blood count test?

Lots of numbers: White count should 4000 to 10, 000. Hemaglobin should be 35 to 45. Hematocrit should be 12 to 15. Platelets should be about 400, 000. ...Read more

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Can ephilelial cells cause blood in the urine?

Can ephilelial cells cause blood in the urine?

No: Blood in the urine can be caused by infection, a kidney stone, bladder irritation from many things, malignancy. Having epithelial cells does not tell a lot. We excrete epithelial cells commonly in the urine. Unless malignant, do not worry too much. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is the level of eloctrocytes measurered by taking a urine or a blood sample?

Is the level of eloctrocytes measurered by taking a urine or a blood sample?

Electrolytes: Levels of electrolytes are measures most commonly in serum, however, they are also measured in urine. Looking for a basis metabolic panel to see how you are doing overall, blood is drawn. Looking to see if you are metabolizing well and utilizing or wasting nutrients, urine can be used. With your history of renal disease they would check your electrolytes in your urine to eval your disease process. ...Read more

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Epithelial cells and mucus present in urine, normal red blood cells and white blood cells in urine .No symptoms , possible causes ?

Epithelial cells and mucus present in urine, normal red blood cells and white blood cells in urine .No symptoms , possible causes ?

Need more info: How many red cells and how many white cells? Who asked for the test and why? Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Are cholesterol molecules located in the plasma membrane of human red blood cells?

Are cholesterol molecules located in the plasma membrane of human red blood cells?

Yes: There is a mixture of proteins, phospholipids, and cholesterol in the cellular membrane of red blood cells. This allows the red cells to maintain their flexibility so they can squeeze through small blood vessels. ...Read more

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What is the reagent found in fecal occult blood tests?

What is the reagent found in fecal occult blood tests?

See below: There is more than one way to test for occult blood in stool. See this site for more information. http://www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/fecal-occult-blood-test-fobt. ...Read more

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What type of anaemia results in an increase of white blood cells?

What type of anaemia results in an increase of white blood cells?

Varied...: Infections are the most common cause of an increased white blood cell count and low red blood cell count. Once the infection is cleared, both types of cells return to normal. A rarer, more concerning cause is leukemia, a cancer of white blood cells. ...Read more

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White blood cells on cervix and in urine?

White blood cells on cervix and in urine?

White blood cells: The presence of wbcs in these areas suggests the presence of inflammation, but not necessarily the cause. ...Read more