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Dr. James Lin
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Eosinophil Count (Overview)

There are several different types of white blood cells. Eosinophils are the type that are often associated with allergies or allergic responses. The count is simply the percentage (or number per 100) of eosinophils seen on a blood count.


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What test measures eosinophil count?

What test measures eosinophil count?

CBC with diff.: The CBC with differential measures all five types of white blood cells, including the eosinophil. To be more accurate, have your doctor request a CBC with a manual differential. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
29 doctors shared insights

Eosinophil Count (Overview)

There are several different types of white blood cells. Eosinophils are the type that are often associated with allergies or allergic responses. The count is simply the percentage (or number per 100) of eosinophils seen on a blood count.


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Dont remember how high the eosinophil count exactly but do I have a blood count problem?

Dont remember how high the eosinophil count exactly but do I have a blood count problem?

Clarify question: If your eosinophil count is normal, then no. If your eosinophil count is abnormal, then maybe. Eosinophils are often elevated in allergic conditions. You need to clarify question. ...Read more

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Have deep unhealing ulcer w/high eosinophil count. Chronic back pain. Biospies are neg cancer?

Have deep unhealing ulcer w/high eosinophil count.  Chronic back pain.  Biospies are neg cancer?

Can't tell here: There are too many details regarding this to be able to give an opinion here. Needs further evaluation with your doc, or a second opinion. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a high absolute eosinophil count?

What does it mean if you have a high absolute eosinophil count?

Allergy vs. other...: Eosinophils may be elevated due to allergic conditions, or (more common outside of the us) due to parasites. Eosinophils associated with cancer or bone marrow issues is less common, but possible. ...Read more

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High eosinophil count leading to infection?

High eosinophil count leading to infection?

Parasitemia?: High eosinophils do not "lead to" infection. Eosinophils may be elevated due to allergic conditions, or (more common outside of the us) due to parasites. Eosinophils associated with cancer or bone marrow issues is less common, but possible. ...Read more

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Low absolute eosinophils count. What does this mean? I am a 37 year-old female in excellent overall health. I am 5' 4", 121 pounds, and I am an avid exerciser (cardio and weight training 6 days per week). My recent laboratory results (blueprint for welln

Probably normal: Low eosinophils are often normal. It is impossible to say in an individual case like yours without a full history. Alcohol intoxication and over production of certain steroids in the body (such as cortisol) like from working out are causes. If you are a health regular exerciser your doctor would probably not mention it. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the difference between absolute eosinophil count (aec) and normal eosinophil count ?

Two sides same coin: A 'normal' eosinophil count will be the reference range a lab uses to compare your levels against. An absolute count is the calculated number of individual cells in your blood, this is usually calculated using the percentage of cells found during automated and/or manual cell differential counts on your blood.Your % and absolute counts may vary, but will compare to the 'normal' or reference range. ...Read more

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Is 9.5% eosinophil count high?

Is 9.5% eosinophil count high?

Hard to say: More important that the percentage of eosinophils is the actual number of them in the blood. If your total white blood cell count is low, that % may be normal. If the total WBC is high, that % may equal a high absolute number of eos. In general, a slightly elevated % or absolute eosinophil count is most likely to be due to allergic disease. See your doctor or an allergist for more info. ...Read more

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What test measures eosinophil count?

CBC with diff.: The CBC with differential measures all five types of white blood cells, including the eosinophil. To be more accurate, have your doctor request a CBC with a manual differential. ...Read more

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Eosinophil (Definition)

Eosinophils are acid loving granulocytes that take upmthe dye eosin during staining procedures.Part ...Read more