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See below: If the diet is lacking in nitrates, lack of nitrite in urine is meaningless. There may be infection with organisms that do not make nitrite, or the infection may be in the urethra. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to do that. ...Read more
What can cause increased WBC, CRP,and Chloride levels in blood tests when all other lab work is normal?
What type of health issues include skin odor that recently and consistently smells like urine with an EKG that shows ischemia, increased WBC w/o fever severe fatigue, headaches and pain in the body?
Anion gap keeps ⬆️ now at 21. Increased WBC and burning muscle pain. Low potassium. Family history of adrenal issues. Is Anion Gap a concern at 21?
WBC: White blood cell increase in a complete blood count, means there is an increased number of the total group of white blood cells. They are comprised of neutrophils, monocytes, lymphocytes, basophils and eosinophils, with sometimes having blasts present in abnormal states. Elevations can develop for a variety of reasons, with infections being the most common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask why: As a pathologist and lab specialist, let me share the first principle of laboratory medicine -- focus on the person, not the numbers. Don't even read online about the many causes of an elevated white blood count, but ask what cells are up, whether they look normal, and why. This may be anything from leukemia to white cells with a mild mutation that keeps them circulating rather than wall-bound. ...Read more
Recent blood test shows low indirect bilirubin (.08)+increased blood volume (99.7)+increased hematocrit (47.2)+high WBC (14,200). Huh?
Uncertain.: The WBC is definitely high, but the HCT and MCV are borderline, and thus of uncertain significance. If truly elevated, the HCT could point to a primary or secondary polycythemia, an increase in the number of red blood cells. But this could also reflect mild dehydration, and given the borderline degree could be nothing. The high WBC is real. If you have no symptoms I would just repeat in 1mo. ...Read more
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