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How To Calculate Corrected Wbc Count
A wide range.....: Of normal is seen for both men and women. Generally, a range of 4k-10k per ul is commonly reported by most labs. However, the number of wbcs is only part of the picture. The relative amounts of each type of WBC count is also important to consider. If you have a more specific question or concern, please feel free to post here or talk with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Leukocytosis: It means leukocytosis which is an abnormally high white blood cell (WBC) count. This finding can be associated with multiple clinical conditions including infections/inflammatory states but also leukemia. A value of 20, 000 is quite high (normal: 400 - 11, 000), therefore a consultation with your physician or a hematologist is strongly recommended. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: An elevated WBC can mean infection or a number of other things. 15000 can be normal in some situations. It is important to describe any new symptoms that you may be experiencing. This will help in determining if the elevation in wbcs is normal or a sign of something more serious. Please follow up with the provider who ordered your cbc. ...Read more
May be infection:
There are many causes of increased wbc. It is not feasible to provide an opinion without examining a blood smear, taking history and may be doing additional tests. If would be prudent to see your doctor. Consult this site for info.
http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2000/1101/p2053.html. ...Read more
Why would u: Want to? You should know why it is low and if it is pathology or normal variation. If it is from a marrow problem, you need to find out what that is. If it is from treatment, it may or may not be indicated. One needs to establish a diagnosis not treat a sign or symptom. ...Read more
Take away cause: The key is to figure out why the WBC is low to begin with. The goal should be to eliminate that. Some cancers can cause leukopenia (low wbc). Also, some chemotherapy meds can cause it. In certain circumstances, your doctor may recommend a medication that stimulates your bone marrow to produce more wbc. An example is called neupogen. ...Read more
WBC is shorthand for: White blood cell count. That is, the number of WBC per microlitre of blood. It includes the common types of cells such as neutophils (granulocytes), lymhpocytes, monocytes, and the less common eosinophils and basophils. ...Read more
You're fine: I'm glad you're health-conscious. These numbers fluctuate tremendously from hour to hour. Best wishes. ...Read more
Following: Myelosuppressive chemotherapy, the bone marrow will be compromised in its ability to make neutrophils (a type of WBC that protects against bacterial infections). Since a neutrophil only lasts 24hrs after it's made, you quickly run out if you aren't making them efficiently. To facilitate recovery after chemo, we use a gcsf, which stimulates neutrophil production to mitigate infection risk. ...Read more
LOW WBC: You should know why it is low and if it is pathology or normal variation. If it is from a marrow problem, you need to find out what that is. If it is from treatment, it may or may not be indicated. One needs to establish a diagnosis not treat a sign or symptom. ...Read more
Stress/infection: The WBC can double in a reaction to stress at any age as circulating stress cortisol causes wbc's to enter the circulation from their resting sites. The typical cause is some infectious trigger & both viral & bacterial infections can cause a similar increase. After time passes the profile of the wbc's (neutrophils/lymphs/monocytes) can suggest a likely agent. ...Read more
Leukopenia: A low white count may make you more susceptible to infections. You need to have your low white count evaluated and properly diagnosed to find out why it is low and what the official diagnosis is. You should see a Hematologist. Best wishes. ...Read more
Manufacterer says:: Omeprazole may in very rare cases affect the white blood cells leading to immune deficiency. If you have an infection with symptoms such as fever with symptoms of a local infection such as pain in the neck, throat or mouth or difficulties in urinating, you must consult your doctor as soon as possible so that a lack of white blood cells (agranulocytosis).can be ruled out by a blood test. ...Read more
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, the results you provided are within normal limits. See this site for more information, but do not get up on minor differences from the given ranges.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/complete-blood-count/basics/results/PRC-20014088 ...Read more
Lab Results: Taken alone they don't really mean much. How elevated are they? What are other lab values? What signs and symptoms do you have? You need to ask this of the person that ordered their test. It might just indicate that more lab work needs to be done to determine IF there is anything wrong. Talk to your medical provider! ...Read more
Consult doctor: Such high count of WBC is found in a child with bacterial infection and your daughter must have been seen by your doctor and should be on treatment, the count should come down to normal with treatment in 2-3 days. Discuss with your doctor if there is any other reason of high count. ...Read more
Not by itself.: You could see white counts this high with mild infections as well as serious ones, and it is actually a normal count for a newborn. ...Read more
Not just White Count: Leukemia is a disease that starts in the bone marrow. The white blood cell count can be variable. The other blood counts (red blood cells and platelets) are typically low in leukemia. If a white count is too high, above 20 thousand, than that may warrant more investigation. If other blood counts are low (regardless of WBC count) I would consider a bone marrow evaluation for leukemia. ...Read more
How high?: The most common circumstance would be a bacterial infection. Could also be a chronic leukemia, drug effect, or from heavy smoking. ...Read more
Can WBC count be said is the key sign of inflammation? Are there cases of inflammation not affecting WBC count?
My WBC count is 10.5 thou/ul instead of being b/w 4.0-10.0 thou/ul. What can be the reason? Is it something to worry about?
See below...: The normal WBC range is generally 4000-11000 but sometimes different labs have slightly different reference ranges. So yours is still within normal limits but at the higher end. If you currently have a sore throat, it may be an infection. You could check again after symptoms disappear, it should go down. ...Read more
I take lithium for 4 months. Now have high WBC count. Should lithium be blamed and it discontinued or other testing in order? Thanks
This is a well-known:
Effect of lithium. Your doctor should be able to tell you this. Here is one of many scientific papers that describe this lithium effect: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2571901
also, in most cases, there is no reason to stop lithium because of high WBC count. ...Read more