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Gran Blood Test
Nope: The total WBC is important to know for sure, but this percentage is unlikey to be of any consequence.
I had a blood test done at a health fair. It wasn't Free, but I get reasults and I don't know how to read them. The numbers do have an H or a L near them. Could you please tell me why my IMM GRAN# is H at 0.0077-0.0353 K/mcL....... TY?
Not meaningful: Your immature granulocyte is low enough to be in the normal range. Please note that all laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and that is why it is important to consult a doctor about your health issues, selection and interpretation of lab tests.
Nothing: Labs mean nothing whatever in the absence of a clinical history and physical exam. Especially, relative percentages of lymphocytes and granulocytes is junk data that, frankly, I wish the labs wouldn't even report. The absolute counts of both lymps and monocytes fluctuate wildly hour by hour, and i'd draw no conclusion. I hope some other finding will reveal the true cause of your chronic fatigue.
Wha???: Numbers, numbers, numbers. You need you know the reference ranges of the lab that did the tests. You need to know why the tests were done and how they relate to prior tests, if any. Those numbers on their face don't bother me too much, but that's not really saying too much either. What bothers me is that you didn't ask the doctor who ordered them. So, your mission is clear.....See 1 more doctor answer
Trouble urinating got blood test. WBC 14.5, LYMPH 4.9, MONO 0.9, GRAN 8.6, SGPT 96, CO2, 32. All Abnormal flags. Prostate looks normal. HELP ME plse.
Time for a visit: The site is not designed to diagnose and treat patients. Although we often address broad questions and comment on a variety of health issues. That fact is at the bottom of every site page. Your lab is odd, but without having a proper history, physical exam and the other parts of an evaluation, I can only suggest you discuss it all with your doc at a scheduled office visit.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But you must accept the responsibility that if something is not able to be diagnosed or missed by not getting the test the consequences are your responsibility. Also when you are on some medications you need to have blood work to asses treatment and may hinder your treatment.
Big picture: Red cell size distribution width can be high simply from donating blood, or from early iron deficiency before anemia or any of several non-problems. And reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. Your history, physical exam and other labs are what matter; ignore a lone high rdw.
Many reasons: Some blood tests require that you do them several times to get an idea of how your body is responding to certain internal or external cues (disease, exercise, medication, etc), and this is done over time. Sometimes a blood test gives an unexpected result, and a repeat test is performed to assure accuracy of the test or require additional studies.
Unclear question: Laboratories report calculate osmolarity based on electrolyte levels, BUN and Glucose. 282 is a normal level. If your doctor has any concern, s/he can ask for a measured value of osmolarity. In some instances the gap between the calucated and measured values provides additional information.
Your own doctor: You have an absolute right to a full explanation from your care provider. Nobody here can do more than help with some minor detail. Be assertive and you will get the answers you need from someone who knows you.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Because many illnesses are not diagnosable by bloodwork, and there are a host of genetic illnesses for which the labs are very expensive and are a waste of money if there's no reason to suspect the illness is present.See 1 more doctor answer
Follow directions: If you need a test you will be given a lab slip. The doctor or office will send you for a blood test slip. Take it to the lab along with your health insurance and go to the lab. If you get weak when someone takes blood ask them to have you lie down when it is donel
Not a big issue: You must be kidding, right? You have never had blood drawn? It is not a big issue.See 1 more doctor answer
Not directly: Anxiety is a complex problem. It can be found in isolation as a unique problem, or it may be a result of other issues or made worse by other issues. Some medical problems can worsen anxiety, one example being hyperthyroidism, and this can be tested by blood test. However, discuss your symptoms with your doctor who can put together the whole clinical picture.