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Lymph Blood Test
My absolute Lymph blood test is low at 0.6 (Normal is 0.7 to 3.1). Previous years it was 0.7 and 0.9. Other tests are normal. Is this serious?
Abnormal Blood Count: This would be considered a mild abnormality and does not necessarily raise any alarm signals. But, with the gradual decrease in the lymph count, a repeat CBC by your PCP at a later date may be helpful to determine if this is an ongoing process or something not clinically significant. ...Read more
Possibly nothing: It depends on how low. Lymphs are one of the types of cells that fight infection but in isolated general questions like this without numbers it is very hard to answer and usually a slightly low lymph count is meaningless. In your case if concerned asked your provider that ordered your test. ...Read more
It is 8: You have to discuss with the doctor who ordered the test as we can not comment on only one value in cbc.We need to know why the test was ordered, what your symptoms are and what the other values are. Lymphocytes of 8 are low. Causes of low lymphocytes are either body not making not enough lymphocytes or they get destroyed.Common causes are 1infections 2autoimmune disorders 3steroid therapy 4others. ...Read more
Differential Count: The test results should indicate the reference values for the percentage of lymphocytes for that particular laboratory in their automated differential count. If there is any question, the clinical pathologist can be requested to review the glass slide smear and verify or rectify the count. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on so many factors hard to answer breifly. Typically? No. Sometimes, of great concern. Usuall method if in doubt is to repeat in a month or sooner if you for example, have some sort of symptoms you or your doc are concerned about. Everything from minor vial infections and colds to serious cancers can be associated with this. Fortunately, usually the former. ...Read more
My lymph glands have lymoh nodes on them and I have to have a blood test. What would the blood test tell me?
Explanation : Enlarged lymph nodes, especially in the neck are usually due to an infection such as strep throat. Another common cause is infectious mononucleosis (mono). A blood test is usually done in this setting to prove that mono is the cause. If the nodes (lumps) don't go away and the mono test is negative, your dr. May consider x-rays or a biopsy to be explain the cause. You should make sure to follow-up. ...Read more
Would a blood test show why my lymph nodes are swollen or would i need more tests to find out why the keep re-occurring?
Lymph nodes swollen for 4 years both side of groin. Blood test normal. Is this of concern? Help please
Not of concern: If the lymph nodes have stayed stable for four years, you do not need to be concerned about these. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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