Doctor insights on:
What Do Bands Signify In Blood
May be a warning: An absolute eosinophil count above 500, especially in the morning, deserves some attention. Despite "pop" wisdom, it's seldom a warning about allergy, and if your allergies are acting up, you'd know anyway. Anything from worms to hodgkin's to the eosinophil family of diseases to nothing-at-all can do this. Again, the history & physical exam is your key. Best wishes. ...Read more
Could be infection.: A high band count usually refers to how many white blood cells are actively maturing. When the band count is high, it usually refers to an escalating infection, or due to some other major stress. Talk to your doctor to find out why. Uncontrolled infections can be life-threatening. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nothing: Bands are only increased in reactive conditions suc as an infection. Few or no bands is normal. ...Read more
Fighting infection: "Bands" are immature white blood cells. When the body is under significant attack by an invader (bacterial, viral, or otherwise), it calls out the Marines (white blood cells as key portion of your immune system) and cells released a little early into circulation can be identified as such and are called "bands." ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Micromoles / liter: The little "U" is an attempt to reproduce the Greek lower-case mu. ...Read more
1+ occult blood and 4-10 red blood cells in my urine what could be the cause? Don't know what else to add
Red cells in urine: You have microhematuria, it can have multitude of causes and medical guidelines require that you have a workup. ...Read more
Total neutrophils : Neutrophils are white blood cells that fight infection, absolute means total number in a certain amount of blood. Not relative to other white cells , if under 1000. Increased risk of infection. ...Read more
What does it mean when you have a low MCH range in your blood results. All other blood results are in normal range.
How low?: 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 useful to have the actual values of your results. If MCH is the only abnormal finding, I would not worry at all, especially if your hemoglobin level is normal. ...Read more
Recent blood test shows I have a low white blood cell count. All other indicators are normal. What causes this and what do I do to fix it. 45yr, 85kg?
Recheck WBC NO Fixes: I see this all the time in my practice= low WBC (white blood count). It may be normal if you have no other signs/symptoms. What is important is the trend--is your WBC count dropping over time? So my initial advice is to re-check in 1 month (with a WBC differential). Referral to a hematologist is needed if: WBC continues to drop, 'abnormal cells' on differential, low red cells or platelets. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How many and what: kind of white cells? Up to five normal lymphocytes per cubic mm is okay, anything more demands investigation. ...Read more
White blood cells: White blood cells are not normally found in the urine. Leukocytes/wbcs indicate that inflammatory/infectious process is occurring, especially if rbcs are not present to support the idea of whole blood in the urine. Lab findings must be taken in a clinical context; we need to know what symptoms, issues, or other info available if any to help evaluate. ...Read more
What does it mean when your blood work comes back with readings of Monocytes 9.2%,Eosinophils4.0%and Nuetrophilis60.6%?
Types of WBCs: these are types of white blood cells. As an isolated bit of information, these data are not alarming and not informative. (That's good news.) ...Read more
"Young" cells: White blood cells help the body fight infections. Left shift is a term used to indicate that some of the white blood cells are not fully mature, often because the body is trying to produce them at a faster rate than usual. So infection can be one cause of "left shift" although there are other causes. It is important to check with your doctor regarding the cause. ...Read more
Find cause: Don't treat a lab value. If there's other abnormal liver labs, get a proper workup. Gilbert's non-disease features elevated indirect bilriubin for life. Drugs can cause cholestasis, and hemolysis (even from running a lot) can cause elevated indirect bilirubin. Your physician can do the workup. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What does 90 130 blood pressure signify?
- What do swellings on the dorsal roots of the spinal nerves signify?
- What does a bulging fontanel signify?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What does high bands mean in blood?
- What does increased bands in blood work mean?
- What does bands in white blood cells mean?
- What does bands mean on blood work?
- What do increased bands in blood work indicate?