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Wbc White Blood Count
Does wbc/white blood cell count have a different term on the LP/csf report? (I only see lymph, neut, mono, total nucleated cells) is wbc one of those?
I am a 31 yo female. My WBC was 19 and my RBC was 3.1 (iron level 8.2). What does it mean to have a high white blood count and a low red blood count?
D/w your doctor: How is your period? Is it heavy? What is your ferritin? Hemoglobin? You should see your doctor and discuss with your doctor about your blood work result. You are anemic and your serum iron is low. You may have an iron deficiency anemia which is related to your heavy cycle perhaps vs other kind of anemia. Wbc can be elevated in different settings-like bleeding, infection, inflammation, cancer etc. ...Read more
Normal Values: Normal values are set based on age and specific labs. That said, 7.2 WBC is generally right in the midrange of normal for total WBC's. Generally, for adults, a WBC count of 5.0 to 10.0 is normal. Doctors often look at not just the total number of WBC's but also what type and how many of each type fo WBC a person has in the blood. The two together help determine "normal" vs "abnormal". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No it's likely fine: Your WBC (white blood count) varies from day to day and can go up and down for a variety of reasons. In pregnancy for example, women will often times have a WBC in the range of 15. Also, 12.7 actually is 12, 700. However, alot of it depends on what your current health condition is and in general a 12.7 by itself is likely ok. ...Read more
My white blood count 's result show that it is 12.71 while the reference is ( 4.00-12.00) . Is it normal or serious?
Likely normal: Do you have any symptoms? Why was the cell count done? Do you have any infection or fever? Are you on any medication? There are many reasons for the WBC count to be mildly elevated, as it may be in your case. It is also possible that 12.7 is your normal count. If you have any symptoms, discuss those with the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more
See below: It depends on the WBC differential, but a WBC of 3300 is slightly low. An absolute neutrophil count of less than 1000 indicates an increased risk of getting a bacterial infection. The low WBC count could indicate a viral infection. It could be a side effect of a medicine you are taking. It also could be nothing and might be normal (5000-10000) on repeat testing. ...Read more
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