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Lymphocyte count over the course of a year: 2.7, 2.5, 2.9, then 6 months later, 2.0, 1.9, 2.0, 1.6, 2.2. Is this normal?
Blood testing: Wow. Why are you getting so many tests? These are fine or normal. ...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
Lots of B cells: A lymphocyte enumeration is a count of the lymphocytes in your blood. Lymphocytes primarily include t-cells, b-cells, and nk-cells. B-cells are identified by cd19, a marker on their surface. Have the doctor who ordered the test help you interpret the result. The number of b-cells (how how the cd19 count is), your age, blood vs bone marrow, and your symptoms help him/her interpret the results. ...Read more
It is normal: Normal Adult Range: 1.0–3.0×10 9/l (20–40%)Get a more detailed answer ›
See details: There are no supplements or anything you can do personally to increase it. This is something that needs to be discussed with your hematologist/oncologist. Where is the primary cancer? This low count may be due to chemotherapy or less likely to bone marrow involvement from the cancer. The oncologist may feel that it is not clinically necessary to worry about the lymphocyte count. ...Read more
Possibly no problem: If you have no symptoms that led to a blood count that revealed the low count, you are probably fine. Also, if your total white cell count is low, so will be the number of lymphocytes. The fact that the count has not changed in 12 years further suggests that this is the case. You probably should not have any new blood counts unless there is a specific reason. ...Read more
Usually if we do a blood count for a person with an infection would look at the total white count as well as the differential. A high white count with a lotto neutrophils suggest bacterial infection whereas a white count with a lot of lymphocytes is more suggestive of ireland flexion.
There is no value judgment per se whether it is good or bad. It is relative to the problem at hand. ...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
My lymphocyte count is 46% while max should be 40% is it normal if not what should I do next please help?
Stop worrying: I'm a pathologist / lab physician and wish labs simply didn't report white cell percentages. This is a problem is, and only if, your absolute lymphocyte count is elevated far above the reference range. Since you sound like you had a chest cold when the labs were done, it's no surprise your lymphs were a bit up -- they were helping recover. The percentages fluctuate wildly even hour-to-your. ...Read more
I have had a slightly high lymphocyte count for years, but dr has only just noticed. Is there any chance it could just be normal for me or bad news?
It's just you: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either side. If you're older and actually seem sick and the absolute count's more than say 8000, a pathologist might check you out for preleukemia, though it's not really treatable. I'll bet it's nothing. ...Read more
Both white bld cells: Blood is made up of red blood cells (too few=anemia), platelets (important in clotting) and white blood cells. Normal WBC count is 4-10, 000. Most wbc's are either neutrophils (60-70%) or lymphocytes (30-40%). High neutrophils count (and thus lower lymphocytes) often means a bacterial infection. High lymphocyte ct may mean virus infection. These, of course, are only generalities. ...Read more
Does not add up:
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 information you provided does not add up. You may wish to restate the issue and provide complete results.
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Age 19, my lymphocyte count increase by 48%. is it normal? What is the reason for that increasment
My 10-year-old daughters lymphocyte count is 2.2. The nurse seemed alarmed. Is this something to worry about?
No: 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 normal levels of lymphocytes present in the blood usually range between 1200 and 3200 lymphocytes per milliliter of blood. Your daughter's count is smack in the middle of the normal range. ...Read more
Can stress or not eating for a few days result in a slightly low lymphocyte count? (normal range is above 1.5 mine was 1.3)
Unclear: Lymphocyte "count" usually refers to blood. In tissues lymphocytes can be benign and due to inflammation or autoimmune disease, but can also be malignant (not as common, especially in someone so young). A pathologist should be working on this for you to determine the meaning of the finding. ...Read more
I AM SORRY BUT PLEA: Rephrase your question. I can't quite understand. ...Read more
Not enough info: A blood count is only meaningful in the context of what is happening in the way of symptoms and signs of medical problems. It can be affected by medicines, infections (both vial and bacterial) and a host of other issues. The isolated information that you provided isn't alarmiing and really isn't meaningful all by itself. ...Read more
I have symptoms. Had CBC done my absolute lymphocyte count was 1.4 normal was listed as 1.0-4.0. Should I be concerned since it's close to low?
Can low lymphocyte count 1477 18% affect a neg HIV Ag/Ab test done after 4 mths. I read on the net abt people with low imunity that need six mths. Plz h?
Does each individual have a fixed lymphocyte count every time we take a blood test or are they suppose to fluctuate. If so what is the max fluctuation?
Lymphocyte count fluctuates greatly within a certain range under normal circumstances depending on the situation.
They are mostly immune cells which respond to foreign invasion and thus the intensity will depend on the specific situation. ...Read more
Blood count: Could still be within normal range. Comparison with previous and future blood counts will be of help. History, physical exam findings and other bloodwork could give clues to what is truly happening. ...Read more
Speed of rise varies: When a sudden jump occurs in the white count, it suggests acute inflammation like appendicitis. There will be a higher than normal lymphocyte count and many young lymphocytes called 'bands' seen in the differential. If the WBC climbs slowly, then there is not as many young immature wbc' seen in circulation. ...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
Is a lymphocyte count of 14.6% anything to worry about? Wbc is 11.4%. All other counts are normal
Lymphopenia: Lab results taken out of the context of clinical status of the patient are of little if any value. These values may be slightly abnormal but so close to normal that they may not mean anything at all. Discuss this with the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more
Lymphocyte count was 1.3 (borderline low) a month ago and is now 1.9. Confused? Experiencing lupus like symptoms with neg tests
Inadequate info: Just lymphocyte count is insufficient information to provide an opinion. 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. ...Read more