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lymphocytes wer 47 on 5/29/14.
9/20/14 lymphocytes r increased to 51.6 n absolut lymp is 4.91. ESR is 14
M worried! No viral symptm n infection?
Why were tests done?: Why were blood tests done. Both lymphocyte numbers appear normal. The sed rate of 14 is within the normal range --usually--0-20 in most labs. Please check with your doctor to see what was being looked for. Good luck. ...Read more
15 yo male.Cbc remain out of range > 18m. Lo wbc- 4.54, lo neut/band - 37%, hi lymphocyte - 46%, hi eosinophil (6), left shift present (new). Ideas?
Hi. My lymphocytes show 15.90% below the normal of 19 - 52 %. My neutrophils show 74.30% higher than 34 - 71%. Should i be concern?
No..: If you feel healthy, these values are not far from normal and may suggest a recent mild infection somewhere ...Read more
No: These percentages fluctuate wildly even hour by hour. If the absolute counts are anywhere near normal and no weird cells are identified. Just relax and be thankful for good health. ...Read more
Well...: It's true that this is higher than the normal reference range ... And may be caused by a ton of different factors. Essentially all that this shows is that your immune system has been activated. If discuss further with your doctor ... Could be as simple as an infection/medication or something worse. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Pathology stuff: The pathology team uses this to tell different kinds of lymphocytes apart, because they all look alike on the most familiar tissue stains. ...Read more
On prednisone x 6 months. Sle. Down to 6 mg daily. Cr & bun has incr on 2 labs a month a part. Have low lymphocytes and hi granulocytes. Pred cause?
See details: You do not provide specific values for the BUN or creatinine or results of a urinalysis so specific advice cannot be given. However, you need to be certain that these changes do not reflect kidney involvement from your lupus. You are already on CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) so there has to be some issue there. The cell counts may be related to prednisone. ...Read more
Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Hi I am 48 years old and in my recent jelly check up report, it is noticed my lymphocytes 48 percent. This is above 40 percent normalcy. Please advise?
Need more info: 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 complete test report, especially the total white cell count. 48% is not necessarily abnormal. ...Read more
lymphocytes are the regulators of our immune system.
Low lymphocyte count is less than 500/ mm3
this can be part of a total low white count ( say bone marrow failure or plastic anemia, or after chemotherapy) or it can be caused by connective tissue disease like Lupus. Immunosuppressants, HIV , and Severe acute respiratory distress are viral causes as well.
legionella and certain zoonosis can too ...Read more
Recall antigens: They are there to boost your immune response to chemical structures that are foreign to your body and have been encountered previously and your lymphocytes have manufactured antibodies to. They remember those and can respond quickly. ...Read more
Many causes: A low lymphocyte count can be caused by many different disorders. These include radiation, chemotherapy, corticosteroids, starvation, aplastic anemia, some types of malignancies and infections, renal failure, collagen vascular disease, congenital immunodeficiency and abnormal lymphatic circulation. ...Read more
Curious: Do you mean raise your immune system in general or raise the actual count of white cells on your blood test? Even more specifically, do you mean just the lymphocyte count which is only one type of white cell (others include neutrophils, eosinophil). If you always have a low WBC count, yet feel fine, try jumping jacks for 60 seconds prior to your blood draw, it "shakes" the white cells off wall. ...Read more
Depends: In general the % is not most important but rather the absolute # of lymphocytes. If the number is truly low then you have lymphopenia. This is often seen in immunosuppressed states and viral infections. If persistent have your primary doctor refer to a hematologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Percentage?: Lymphocytes and neutrophils fluctuate spectacularly over the short-term. Unless the absolute counts are very far from the reference range (which is set to include most but by no means all healthies), don't worry; i actually wish labs wouldn't even report percentages. If your lympocyte count is 42, 500 your physician would already have advised you about his/her concerns. ...Read more
Only B cell: At one point all lymphocytes were pooled together under the term lymphocyte. investigation by Robt. Good, who became chief at Sloan Kettering to distinguish the lymphcyte into B and T cells. The B was defined as the maturation site equivalent to the Bursa of Fabricius and the T represented those lymphocytes matured in marrow. Further analysis revealed that the B lymphocytes produced antibody ...Read more
Reference ranges: The reference range for any lab value usually should include 95% of normal people. So, you could be in the 5% that are outside the range. Alternatively you could have one of several selective deficiencies in lymphocyte subclasses. If you're otherwise healthy though, they are unlikely. ...Read more
Low lymphocytes: A low lymphocyte count is also called lymphopenia. A count of 0.7 says that you only have 700 lymphocytes present on the blood test (which is to few). Lymphopenia can be caused by many things including HIV infection. I would suggest speaking with your physician and getting a referral if appropriate to a hematologist for further evaluation and have a repeat CBC performed and consider HIV testing. ...Read more
Tell us more: Why did you get the blood checked in the first place? Also tell us about your complete blood count (CBC) report. Normally lymphocytes constitute 20-30% of your total white cell(WBC) count. But there can be fluctuations in these numbers. So if there is concern, you can redo the CBC and send us the whole report. ...Read more
Depends: Take the total WBC and multiply by .455 and this will give the absolute number of lymphocytes. If the total number is higher then the upper limit then it it called lymphocytosis. There are many reasons for this condition. Speak with your physician to determine if this has been seen in you in the past or it something new. If needed a hematology consult may be beneficial. ...Read more
Depends: This depends upon what is abnormal. If the percentages of lymphs are low and monos high, it is likely that some stress has caused an increase of cortisol level, driving both of these changes. If the absolute levels of these cell types are abnormal, there could be a more serious infection or a bone marrow disorder that requires further investigation. ...Read more