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Low Absolute Neutrophils Count What Does It Mean
Defined numerically as an absolute neutrophil count (anc) less than 1500. From there it is subdivided into mild (1000-1500), moderate (500-1000) and severe (<500). Folks with severe neutropenia are at increased risk for bacterial infections. Mild to moderate, less so. The reason for neutropenia needs to be determined. Treatments range from observation to stem cell ...Read more
Low white cells: Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell; the type that is most involved in fighting infection. Various processes can cause low neurtrophil counts: anemias, blood loss, recent infections, now resolved, and blood dyscrasias, and leukemias. Discuss with your pHYSICIAN ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Context: I can drive my own neutrophil count to levels that would make my colleagues worry about leukemia simply by spending fifteen minutes swimming in the lake in march. High neutrophil counts may mean anything from stress of illness / life to serious infection to minor infection to leukemia. Your physician will agree that no number means anything in isolation. ...Read more
Hard to say: Without the actual numbers. How high ? ...Read more
Impossible: About a thousand different possibilities. You must provide us some context to this question. The better option, however, is to demand an explanation of your results from the physician who ordered the test. ...Read more
WBC counts: absolute granulocyte count=total WBC count x % granulocytes This is a means of monitoring the risk of infection in people getting chemotherapy mostly, as a low absolute count are high risk for infection. It is more useful than either the total WBC or differential percentage alone. ...Read more
It is not specific.: Increased monocytes may be caused by many different disorders. The most common causes are infection and recovery from neutropenia (low neutrophils in the blood). Other causes include collagen vascular diseases, ulcerative colitis, sprue, sarcoidosis and hematologic diseases. ...Read more
It depends: One cannot look just at lynphocyte and neutrophil percentages. It must be interpreted in the context of the total white blood cell count. ...Read more
Many things: Could be factitious or drug or associated with disease process platelet can clump leading to a falsely low count. This due to edta in the blood tube. Review of smear would clarify or could consider drawing blood in a citrated blue top tube instead of the standard purple. Drugs i.E chemotherapy and antibiotics as well as anticonvulsant and other drugs can lower the platelet count. ...Read more
Usually nothing: Reference ranges are set so that 5% of healthy people randomly fall outside. If your absolute monocyte count is a bit low, and you feel well, and everything else is reasonably close to normal, i would ignore it. If monocytes are absent, i would think first of a lab error. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All results: 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 been helpful to have all the results and actual values of the results. One possibility is deficiency of iron and folic acid and/or B12. ...Read more
Can be mononucleosus: Monocytes become elevated when the immune system needs to produce more antibodies to handle the intracellular invading agents.. Mononucleosis is caused by the epstein bar virus which can live within the nucleus and cytoplasm of the cell and suppresses the immune system, and can only be controlled by antibodies made by intracellular monocytes. The monocytes will be elevated as part of the WBC coun. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing by itself: Lab values are meaningless apart from the clinical picture. A high RBC count without a high hematocrit may be thal minor, or if both are up, you may be dehydrated or have any of dozens of other things going on. Whoever prescribed your antibiotic has a duty to explain what's going on & whether your high white count is from an infection. Insist your physician talk straight & answer these questions. ...Read more
I have a high WBC count. HIGH neutrophils count 0.77 and low lymphocyte count 0.3, what does it mean?
How high is WBC: Depending on how high the WBC is, the findings are suggestive of an infection most likely a viral one. However rarely can a diagnosis be made with just blood test results alone. ...Read more
Error,prodctn,distru: A random low platelet count is often the result of the nature of the test. Platelets are frail & may clump in the specimen before the test is run so a falsely lowered count is found.Low production during illness or bone marrow failure usually shows up in several blood cells. Increased destruction by immune factors or loss with bleeding disorders are seen. Platelets only last a few days at best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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