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I have Lupus. What does it mean if my absolute monocytes are Low. Test results say it is 156.

I have Lupus. What does it mean if my absolute monocytes are Low. Test results say it is 156.

See below: 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 monocyte count of 156 is not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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My monocytes, neutrophils, and platelet counts are typically elevated. Is this cause for concern? I have lupus.

My monocytes, neutrophils, and platelet counts are typically elevated. Is this cause for concern? I have lupus.

How high?: Reference ranges at set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. And nobody really understands why lupus and the meds often taken for it do raise counts. If the cells are normally formed, I would not be concerned. ...Read more

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Non viral causes of high monocytes 16%? 4 y/o w/Symptoms: recurring fever, cyanosis, joint pain, no appetite, swollen lymph nodes. FH of JRA & Lupus.

Non viral causes of high monocytes 16%? 4 y/o w/Symptoms: recurring fever, cyanosis, joint pain, no appetite, swollen lymph nodes. FH of JRA & Lupus.

Not the key: As a pathologist and lab specialist, I would discourage you from paying any attention at all to percentages, or to monocytes unless the absolute count is well over 1000. Sounds like a JRA variant if it is clear there is no heart defect or endocarditis ...Read more

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Lupus patient- last round of tests show abnormally high bilirubin levels and abnormally low AST and ALT. What would cause this and what would it mean?

Obstructive jaundice: You may have a "blockage" of your liver ducts due to your Lupus or one of the medication you are taking! This needs further study ASAP A Rheumatologist should be consulted Good Luck Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Mildly elevated CPK level and sed rate. Iron count 11.8 what cld this mean? Cld it be a sign of lupus or something wrong with heart?

Not specific: Cpk, sed rate and iron count levels are not specific to lupus or heart disease. Several conditions can affect these tests. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosis with lupus sle. Doc called today saying my ANA test levels went from a 179 to 17. Does that mean i'm close to remission or med working?

ANA: ANA are not used to follow disease activity with lupus or any other autoimmune disease. In lupus, we will follow dsdna and complement levels to assess disease activity in lupus. Is there any chance that your doctor meant a dsdna instead of an ana. ...Read more

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What could a high lymphocyte and low neutrpjils means if you have lupus?

Maybe nothing: These levels fluctuate wildly even from hour to hour, often with no obvious cause. They are never more than a small part of any medical puzzle ...Read more