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What does a left shift mean on a CBC blood test?

What does a left shift mean on a CBC blood test?

Usually infection: Left shift means slightly pre-mature leukocytes in circulation which is usually due to infection. ...Read more

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Complete Blood Count (Definition)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more


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What is MCV {h} 107 fl on CBC indicate?

What is MCV {h} 107 fl on CBC indicate?

See below: Macrocytosis may be due to deficiency of folate, (folic acid) b12, alcohol abuse, hypothyroidism and a number of other disorders. See this site for more info and consult your doctor. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2085770-overview. ...Read more

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What does a high RDW in a CBC indicate?

What does a high RDW in a CBC indicate?

Depends...: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/red_blood_cell_distribution_width -- RDW is a measure of the variation of red blood cell (rbc) volume. What it indicates depends on the context of other lab values and history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What could a high RDW indicate when all other levels of a CBC are in the normal range?

RDW: High RDW indicates increased variability in red cell size, called anisocytosis, which is commonly found in nutritional deficiency such as iron, folate, (folic acid) and vitamin b12. High RDW alone is not specific. Combination of MCV and rdw, retic can be more suggestive. Sometime increased rbc frament can also give high rdw. Thus a blood smear review is usually helpful for high rdw. ...Read more

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What CBC test measure has high norm limit 4.9 (7 y/o boy) and what is significance of 5.8 level? Also, what is a "shift to the left" on a cbc? Thanks!

What CBC test measure has high norm limit 4.9 (7 y/o boy) and what is significance of 5.8 level? Also, what is a "shift to the left" on a cbc? Thanks!

Shift to left : Shift to left (or "left shift") on a CBC means that there are more neutrophils or bands then normal. This can be a sign for bacterial infections or an early response to infection. Guessing that the 4.9 value is for rbc? Rbc count tells you how many red blood cells there are. Better to ask the doctor who has the test result for a complete answer. ...Read more

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What does an allergy in a CBC test indicate?

What does an allergy in a CBC test indicate?

CBC allergy: Usually the part of the CBC that relates to allergies is the eosinophil count. Eosinophils can be elevated in a variety of conditions including certain types of allergies such as drug allergy, certain types of infections such as parasite infections and many other causes. Eosinophil elevation is non-specific and additional testing and patient information is needed to figure out cause of elevation. ...Read more

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It feels like there is something under my left ribcage. It seems to protrude a little as well. I just had a normal cbc. What could this be?

Chest exam: You should see your doctor for an evaluation. Usually the protrusion is related to the rib cage bones and sternum, but a physical exam and possibly a chest x-ray would be helpful. ...Read more

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What would you see on a CBC test that might indicate a pt has AML? How high or low would the patients levels on CBC be?

Abnormal cells: The diagnosis of AML would depend on the presence of immature cells in the blood. It is not how high or low but how abnormal the cells are. Visit this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acute-myelogenous-leukemia/basics/definition/con-20043431 ...Read more

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I have pain in left side of back and bladder, had urinalysis and cbc, but showed no problems, what could it be?

I have pain in left side of back and bladder, had urinalysis and cbc, but showed no problems, what could it be?

Pelvic pain: There are numerous organs in the area you describe. To determine which may be causing your symptoms, you must see a doctor for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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Asymmetrical tonsils (left greater than right by about 30-40%) with big crypts in the left one. With no other symptoms, normal CBC am i gonna be okay?

This is common: The left one got infected at some time, scarred up, the scar is added to the basic tonsil structure and its contraction pulled the crypts open. ...Read more

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I have been having pain in my left side...towards the bottom. Not extremely painful where I cant handle it. So I decided to go get blood work done. My Neauts were high on my CBC??

Need more info: You need to give us the actual value of your neutrophils and the whole CBC including WBC count. It could be due to an infection in the urinary tract. Get your urine checked for infection and see your PCP. ...Read more

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Upper left adomen pain made worse with activty and meals. Tested pancreatic enzeymes were normal CBC normal .Can it still be pancreatis?

No: But it could be constipation even if you go every day. If you have round, hard poops or strain and don't have smooth, banana like stools you have constipation. ...Read more

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Upper left adomen pain going to back and lower adomen. Pancreatic enyz normal and CBC normal.Worse when i eat any guesses what this may be? Er?

It could be ulcer: The complications of duodenal or gastric cancer are bleeding , perforation , penetration , obstruction of the pylorus etc. When there is penetration , the ulcer perforates posteriorly . This is felt as pain radiating to the back . I would recommend to see gastroenterologist or go to the ed depending on your condition. Blood works are very helpful but they are not always abnormal. ...Read more

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Left tonsil double the size of right- been like this for atleast a year from what i remember- 2 ents and primary have looked at it , CBC normal..

Follow up: Enlargement of only one tonsil is unusual in infections and since the tonsil has been enlarged for almost a year it doesn't appear to be an active infection. It was important and reassuring that you had it checked by an ENT specialist who felt it was a benign finding. I also recommend having it followed by that ENT to make sure that it doesn't increase in size or undergo any changes. ...Read more

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What does an elevated rbc count of 5.93 and Hct of 52.7 indicate in 70 year old male? Only other CBC abnormality is absolute monocytes of 1003.

What does an elevated rbc count of 5.93 and Hct of 52.7 indicate in 70 year old male?  Only other CBC abnormality is absolute monocytes of 1003.

Polycythemia: Elevated red blood cell parameters are concerning for polycythemia. Polycythemia can be reactive to another condition in the body (like chronically low oxygen) or without other associated medical conditions (polycythemia vera). Absolute monocytosis may be related. It has been noted in scientific literature as also seen in polycythemia vera. ...Read more

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My doctor's nurse left a message on my phone about my CBC test. That they were abnormally shaped but didn't tell me which ones and proceeded to tell me I should go to hematologist what can this be I'm getting nervous Karen thank you?

My doctor's nurse left a message on my phone about my CBC test. That they were abnormally shaped but didn't tell me which ones and proceeded to tell me I should go to hematologist what can this be I'm getting nervous Karen thank you?

Many possibilities: It sounds like you have abnormally shaped cells, likely the red blood cells. There are a wide variety of reasons why those cells lose their typical sphere shape, ranging from simple anemia to something inherited to cancer. Try not to assume the worst; the best source of information will be the hematologist ...Read more

Cbc (Definition)

CBC stands for complete blood count. This is a lab test that counts the different formed elements- red and white ...Read more