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What does high mpv mean?

What does high mpv mean?

Large platelets or .: Mpv means mean platelet volume. It may increase if large or 'young' platelets are in the blood. Or falsely elevated due to platelet aggregation - can some times happen during blood draw and does not mean there is any illness. In patients who have low platelets high mpv may mean that the bone marrow (where platelets are made) is trying to make more platelets- young ones are usually larger size! ...Read more

White Blood Cell (Definition)

Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more


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What does high eosinophils mean?

What does high eosinophils mean?

Possibly allergy: Eosinophils are one type of white blood cell. These cells are created in the bone marrow and released into the blood. These cells can be increased in several settings, such as allergies (to drugs and other things), in response to some infections (especially parasites), and in some inflammatory and neoplastic (potentially malignant) blood disorders. See a doc who knows your clinical setting... ...Read more

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What does it mean elevated MCV with low MCHC?

What does it mean elevated MCV with low MCHC?

All results: 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 helpful to have all the results and actual values of the results. One possibility is deficiency of iron and folic acid and/or B12. ...Read more

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What does high erythrocyte mean corpuscular mean?

What does high erythrocyte mean corpuscular mean?

MCV: Mean corpuscular volume tells the level of volume of a red blood cell. It can help determine metabolic status particularly if associated with an anemia, and allow for additional diagnostic and treatment plans to be created. ...Read more

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What does low mchc means?

What does low mchc means?

Low hemoglobin/RBC.: This simply means there is a low mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (mchc), or a low average amount of hemoglobin for each red blood cell. It is a measure of the concentration of hemoglobin in a given volume of packed red blood cells. Mchc is low in microcytic anemias, like iron deficiency anemia, and thalassemia. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low absolute monocytes?

Not much: There are no specific disorders associated with low monocyte count. If you are otherwise well, do not worry about a low monocyte count. ...Read more

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What does low WBC and high monocytes mean?

Hard to comment: Without the actual numbers. How low? The monocytes may be a relative increase and not absolute. Ie a high percentage of a lower number may be perfectly normal in total number. ...Read more

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High RBC and high WBC count with high neutrophil. What does it mean.

High RBC and high WBC count with high neutrophil. What does it mean.

Nothing by itself: Lab values are meaningless apart from the clinical picture. A high RBC count without a high hematocrit may be thal minor, or if both are up, you may be dehydrated or have any of dozens of other things going on. Whoever prescribed your antibiotic has a duty to explain what's going on & whether your high white count is from an infection. Insist your physician talk straight & answer these questions. ...Read more

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What does a high monocyte count indicate?

What does a high monocyte count indicate?

It is not specific.: Increased monocytes may be caused by many different disorders. The most common causes are infection and recovery from neutropenia (low neutrophils in the blood). Other causes include collagen vascular diseases, ulcerative colitis, sprue, sarcoidosis and hematologic diseases. ...Read more

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What does a high monocyte mean?

What does a high monocyte mean?

How high?: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. A high monocyte count may be seen with tuberculosis and some chronic viral infections. ...Read more

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What does high monocyte % mean in blood?

What does high monocyte % mean in blood?

Nothing: I often wish labs wouldn't even report the percentages. An absolute monocyte count over 600 will raise eyebrows if there's any suspicion of tb, sarcoid, deep fungal infection -- but it's only one tiny clue. The counts and percentages fluctuate wildly from day to day and even hour to hour. Ignore it -- you're not just a bunch of numbers -- and ask, "how do I feel?". ...Read more

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What does low AST mean?

What does low AST mean?

Low liver enzyme: Ast is one of the liver function tests, and a low level is non-specific and not as problematic as a high level. Have your dr. Follow up with you as they see fit depending on your total "health picture.". ...Read more

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What does high sgpt means?

What does high sgpt means?

Depends: Sgpt is present in liver cells and the usual cause of high level is alcohol intake. Hepatitis, drug reaction and heart failure are other causes. ...Read more

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What does high mircoalbumin mean?

What does high mircoalbumin mean?

Need more info: I'm assuming you had a urine test. A high spot microalbumin in the urine is not meaningful without a spot urine creatinine. The ratio of microalbumin to creatinine can indicate whether or not one has issues with spilling some protein in the urine, an indicator of kidney damage. This can be caused by things such as longstanding hypertension, diabetes, and ischemic kidney changes. ...Read more

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What does low platelets mean?

What does low platelets mean?

Many things: Could be factitious or drug or associated with disease process platelet can clump leading to a falsely low count. This due to edta in the blood tube. Review of smear would clarify or could consider drawing blood in a citrated blue top tube instead of the standard purple. Drugs i.E chemotherapy and antibiotics as well as anticonvulsant and other drugs can lower the platelet count. ...Read more

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What does low neutrophils and high lymphocytes mean?

What does low neutrophils and high lymphocytes mean?

Viral infection: Viral infection is a common cause but there are others. Requires a thorough physical examination and perhaps additional lab studies. ...Read more

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What does low lymphocytes and high neutrophils mean?

What does low lymphocytes and high neutrophils mean?

Usually not much: You do best to ignore the percentages that the lab reports. If you feel well and the absolute neutrophil count and the absolute lymphocyte count are within or fairly close to the lab's reference range (which includes most but by no means all healthies), stop worrying. Low lymphs usually means stress. I trust you know yourself to be hiv-negative. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does elevated granulocytes mean?

What does  elevated granulocytes  mean?

Toxicity: Usually granulocytes are from allergy or toxicity of some kind. ...Read more

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What does a high neutrophil count mean?

What does a high neutrophil count mean?

Context: I can drive my own neutrophil count to levels that would make my colleagues worry about leukemia simply by spending fifteen minutes swimming in the lake in march. High neutrophil counts may mean anything from stress of illness / life to serious infection to minor infection to leukemia. Your physician will agree that no number means anything in isolation. ...Read more

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What does a high RDW indicate?

What does a high RDW indicate?

High red cell: Turn over. Rdw is the term for variation in red cell size and is elevated in iron deficiency anemia, hemolytic anemia, following blood loss or any other state in which red cells are being lost and generated at an increased rate. ...Read more