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What Does Increased Bands In Blood Work Mean
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
Nothing: Bands are only increased in reactive conditions suc as an infection. Few or no bands is normal. ...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
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 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
Depends: It may have been artefactully high if you repeated clenched your fist during blood draw, or if the blood got hemolyzed. Other causes are kidney disease, metabolic disorders and some drugs. ...Read more
If you have...: 20 fruits in a box of which 5 are oranges and 15 are apples, your complete fruit count is 20, differential 25% oranges, 75% apples, and an absolute count of 5 for oranges and 15 for apples. Make sense? ...Read more
Meaning of high MPV: Mpv stands for mean platelet volume. A high mpv is usually indicative of a destructive process to platelets (such as immune thrombocytopenic purpura, inflammatory bowel disease, myeloproliferative diseases, bernard-soulier syndrome, pre-eclampsia...Etc). The bone marrow responses by producing and releasing an increased number of larger, younger platelets to the peripheral circulation. ...Read more
What does it mean to have all blood work normal except the immature granulocyte number and percent was low ?
Need more info: 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, a few immature granulocytes, with no blasts, is not a cause for concern. ...Read more
How high?: Hard to comment without the actual number. ...Read more
Nothing: Reference ranges are set up so that several percent of healthy folks have values outside at either end. If you are obviously sick, this high absolute monocyte count might steer your physician toward one of the granulomatous diseases, or they may be activated lymphocytes from a mild viral illness that were miscounted as monocytes. Don't fret over minor lab anomalies. ...Read more
Lymphocytosis: Lymphocytosis is is an increase in white blood cells called lymphocytes. Usually the number is temporary rise in the number of lymphocytes after an infection. White blood cells are an important part of the immune system. ...Read more
My blood work up shows "High Chlorides and Lymphocytes with low Neutrophils" what does this mean? Is this the indicator for the Rhumatoid Factor?
Lab work: No this is not a sign of RA. However, I don't know what the rest means as I deal with numbers not with arbitrary highs and lows. What is considered high and low "by the lab" may be considered normal by a doctor or not. We pay attention to the clinical condition with the numbers to consider its significance. There are some numbers reported by labs that have no meaning at all to us. ...Read more
What does a low sodium count of 134 indicate (no other abnormalities in blood work)? Should i look into it further?
134: Some labs consider that the lower level of normal. It could be just something that is transient. Ask your doctor that did the blood tests and they know you better. ...Read more
Infection: This is usually indicative of acute bacterial infection. ...Read more
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