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Absolute lymphocytes mean?

Absolute lymphocytes mean?

Total number: In a given volume of blood, rather than percentage. It's a more helpful number. Only very marked deviation from the reference range is worrisome. ...Read more

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Why would absolute lymphocytes be low?

Why would absolute lymphocytes be low?

Various causes: Most common cause of low lymphocytes are an infection which usually resolves. One of the common causes of low lymphocytes is HIV which affects the lymphocytes and reduces their number. If low, the patient should see a hematologist. ...Read more

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Is absolute lymphocyte count of 1.9 on a 2.3 low range reason to be seriously concerned.?

Is absolute lymphocyte count of 1.9 on a 2.3 low range reason to be seriously concerned.?

Does not add up: 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, the information you provided does not add up. You may wish to restate the issue and provide complete results.
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Tested for second time for low absolute lymphocytes & they are still low. What could be causing this? Any way i can raise it?

Tested for second time for low absolute lymphocytes & they are still low. What could be causing this? Any way i can raise it?

How do you FEEL???: I am going to assume you are hiv-negative & levels are not super-low. My experience in the hospital lab taught me that many people run low lymphocyte counts for long or short periods without any explanation ever being found. If you are without other signs of systemic illness, it's a piece of information for your physician to remember but no threat to you. "treat the person not the number.". ...Read more

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My Absolute Lymphocytes is 3.7 and my Lymphocytes are 33% a year ago it was 4.9 and 41%. What does this mean and should I be alarmed?

My Absolute Lymphocytes is 3.7 and my Lymphocytes are 33% a year ago it was 4.9 and 41%. What does this mean and should I be alarmed?

Not alarming: These percentages change frequently, with every time the blood is drawn. The changes are usually meeting was, but we cannot evaluate it completely without seeing the rest of the numbers from the CBC's. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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On labs my Absolute Lymphocytes is 1.5 say Low. I'm a 63 female . Should I be concerned with this ?

On labs my Absolute Lymphocytes is 1.5 say Low. I'm a 63 female . Should I be concerned with this ?

It depends: While that level of lymphocytes is low, there are reasons why a person can have low levels, many of which are part of a normal immune response. When a person first encounters a virus or bacteria, neutrophil levels rise, and lymphocyte levels can fall. This switches over a week's time, when lymphocyte levels rise and neutrophils fall. If the overall white cell count is normal, the all is likely ok. ...Read more

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I have symptoms. Had CBC done my absolute lymphocyte count was 1.4 normal was listed as 1.0-4.0. Should I be concerned since it's close to low?

I have symptoms. Had CBC done my absolute lymphocyte count was 1.4 normal was listed as 1.0-4.0. Should I be concerned since it's close to low?

Depends on symptoms: Why did you have the CBC done? What symptoms do you have? Without the critical information, it is hard to give you a fair assessment ...Read more

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What can lead to a low reading of absolute lymphocytes in a blood test?

What can lead to a low reading of absolute lymphocytes in a blood test?

Many possibilities: What is the absolute count? It may be low yet still within the normal limits. Causes of low lymphocyte count, not in any particular order are: active tb, uremia, lymphomas, hodgkin's disease, autoimmune disorders, immune deficiency syndromes, chemotherapeutics, glucocorticoids, malnutrition and more. It would be prudent to consult the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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What does a high absolute lymphocytes 4896 mean? There are other highs on my cbc but this was the highest!

What does a high absolute lymphocytes 4896 mean? There are other highs on my cbc but this was the highest!

High end of normal: 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, your lymphocyte count is at the high end of normal. However, your enlarged nodes warrant an evaluation, especially in light of the lymphocyte count. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because my absolute lymphocytes are 0.93 and the starting of normal range is 1.20 is this considerably low? My WBC is 4.02

I'm concerned because my absolute lymphocytes are 0.93 and the starting of normal range is 1.20 is this considerably low? My WBC is 4.02

Your counts are OK: Your lymphocyte counts are close to normal. Unless you have some cause for having low lymphocyte count like HIV infection, I would not be too concerned as the counts tend to fluctuate over a wide range. if you are too worried, you can recheck your CBC and Lymphocyte count in one month from now, jut to be certain. ...Read more

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I am 26 weeks pregnant and my absolute lymphocyte count is 737, I have a cold, could this cause it to be low like this?

I am 26 weeks pregnant and my absolute lymphocyte count is 737, I have a cold, could this cause it to be low like this?

Probably something: more than cold is going on to be sure if that low have the test repeated . If it is still low then see your doctor to look for possible causes such as infection, autoimmune disorders like lupus, medications, etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Syphillis positive but bf neg. He's the only guy I've ever been with. Low absolute lymphocytes 708 range is 850 up on CBC test. Could it be lupus?

Syphillis positive but bf neg. He's the only guy I've ever been with. Low absolute lymphocytes 708 range is 850 up on CBC test. Could it be lupus?

False pos test?: It sounds like you might have a biological false positive test, i.e. you don't really have syphilis. And it sounds like you might already know that false pos syphilis tests sometimes occur in lupus and other autoimmune diseases. This is a complex situation -- discuss with your doctor. see an infectious diseases or STD specialist if the positive test is confirmed as syphilis. Good luck! ...Read more

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My white blood cell count is normal but my absolute lymphocyte count is slightly low (1.01 with 1.2 being normal). I am healthy otherwise and all my o?

My white blood cell count is normal but my absolute lymphocyte count is slightly low (1.01 with 1.2 being normal). I am healthy otherwise and all my o?

Your Lymph count is: Your Lymphocyte counts are fine. There is wide variation in this count among different people, so you do not need to worry about it. ...Read more

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What does high white blood cells, high neutrophils and low lymphocytes indicate? Absolute lymphocytes and all others are normal should I be scared

What does high white blood cells, high neutrophils and low lymphocytes indicate? Absolute lymphocytes and all others are normal should I be scared

High cell counts: Need more information. E.G. What is your age and gender. What are the levels of neutrophils and lmphocytes. Do you have any illness or do you get fevers. ...Read more

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my WBC was high absolute neutrophils and absolute basophils high absolute lymphocytes were low. As well CD3, helper cells cd4 cd 19 low cd15 16 hig?

 my WBC was high absolute neutrophils and absolute basophils  high absolute lymphocytes were low. As well  CD3, helper cells cd4 cd 19 low cd15 16 hig?

See hematologist.: A disease cannot be diagnosed by a blood test and thus you need to discuss the findings with a hematologist or immunologist depending on what kind of disease condition you have especially if this has been a persistently abnormal finding. ...Read more

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What does 4299 absolute lymphocytes mean? Was having pain under right rib. Had CT w/ocontrast, colscope&endo scope. I have no gb.Blood wk norm except

What does 4299 absolute lymphocytes mean? Was having pain under right rib. Had CT w/ocontrast, colscope&endo scope. I have no gb.Blood wk norm except

Not concerned: Absolute lymphocyte count fluctuates wildly for reasons that are usually totally mysterious -- the immune system is itself chaotic. If your physician is not concerned, i would not be either. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have some large platelets on blood test? My absolute lymphocyte count is 0.5 lymphocyte 4% neutrophils 86% WBC 12.6

What does it mean if you have some large platelets on blood test?  My absolute lymphocyte count is 0.5  lymphocyte 4% neutrophils 86%  WBC 12.6

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, your neutrophil count is high suggesting an infection. "Some large platelets" is not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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Wbc count: 14.69. Absolute Neutrophils: 12.74. Absolute Lymphocytes: 0.93. Absolute monocytes: 0.94. Absolute eosinophils: 0.00. What do they mean?

Wbc count: 14.69. Absolute Neutrophils: 12.74. Absolute Lymphocytes: 0.93. Absolute monocytes: 0.94. Absolute eosinophils: 0.00. What do they mean?

Any symptoms?: Why was the blood tested? Do you have any symptoms? Your neutrophil count is elevated which usually suggests infection, but if you have no fever or other indication of an infection, you may ignore it.
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I have an elevated sedimentation rate, elevated white blood cell count, elevated absolute neutrophils, elevated absolute lymphocytes, & low iron level?

I have an elevated sedimentation rate, elevated white blood cell count, elevated absolute neutrophils, elevated absolute lymphocytes, & low iron level?

How do you FEEL?: If the white cell values are not extremely out of range, and all are well formed, I would not worry about them. Iron is more worrisome as even without anemia, low values can war of poor nutrition or bleeding from an uncertain or tumor. Nobody here can really tell you much more than that we are glad you are amtaking an active role in understanding your health. ...Read more

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Due to fatigue for 6+ weeks, had a CBC which found white blood cell count low and iron low. Also found my absolute lymphocytes at 630 & normal is 850?

Due to fatigue for 6+ weeks, had a CBC which found white blood cell count low and iron low.  Also found my absolute lymphocytes at 630 & normal is 850?

Send us exact info: We need your CBC(Complete blood count) report. Then we can help you interpret it better. Is there any reason to suspect that you could have infection with the HIV? That is one cause of low lymphocyte counts especially if they persist on repeat check up, once more. ...Read more

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Why are absolute lymphocytes important?

Why are absolute lymphocytes important?

Immune system: Absolute lymphocytes refers only to the number of lymphocytes present in the blood (as opposed to the percentage). Lymphocytes are important as they participate in the immune system and help us to fight off viral infections, give us immunity, monitor our bodies for the presence of "non-self" including cancer cells and fight encapsulated organisms. ...Read more

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My absolute lymphocyte count is 2.6. Is that normal?

It is normal: Normal Adult Range: 1.0–3.0×10 9/l (20–40%)

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Is 48.8% neutrophils and absolute lymphocyte count 3.69 K?ul alarming

Is 48.8% neutrophils and absolute lymphocyte count 3.69 K?ul alarming

Not enough info: A blood count is only meaningful in the context of what is happening in the way of symptoms and signs of medical problems. It can be affected by medicines, infections (both vial and bacterial) and a host of other issues. The isolated information that you provided isn't alarmiing and really isn't meaningful all by itself. ...Read more

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Absolute lymphocytes is 794 and white blood county is 2.7. Is this a problem?

Absolute lymphocytes is 794 and white blood county is 2.7. Is this a problem?

Yes: You have significant leukopenia and are highly susceptible to develop serious infections. See hematologist immediately.In the meanwhile, wash your hands often and avoid public places. ...Read more

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Husbands absolute lymphocytes are high 4.5. is this related to his liver disease? why is it high?

Husbands absolute lymphocytes are high 4.5. is this related to his liver disease? why is it high?

Possibly related: All depends on the type of liver disease your husband has ranging from acute to chronic, viral hepatitis or not. If viral hepatitis, documented borderline increases seen. Absolute lymphocytosis greater tha 5 thousands per cmm is a cause of concern if these are assoc with hep C and cause intrahepatic lymphocytosis. Check with your GI doc what kind of liver dis and if there is liver lymphocytosis. ...Read more

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Yes neutrophils are 46.4% and lymphocytes are 42.5% normal? And absolute neutrophil is 2.2 and absolute lymphocytes is 2.0 is that normal?

Yes neutrophils are 46.4% and lymphocytes are 42.5%  normal? And absolute neutrophil is 2.2 and absolute lymphocytes is 2.0 is that normal?

That is fine: These values are perfectly fine. Lab "reference ranges" are set so that several percent of perfectly healthy folks fall outside. You have other medical issues and i hope that you address these, especially by making physical fitness an important part of your own regular lifestyle. ...Read more

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11.6 wbc, 6.45 absolute neutrophils, 3.78 absolute lymphocytes, 0.95 absolute monocyte, 0.02 immature neutrophils. Lab mark them high. Causes?

11.6 wbc, 6.45 absolute neutrophils, 3.78 absolute lymphocytes,  0.95 absolute monocyte, 0.02 immature neutrophils. Lab mark them high. Causes?

May be none.: 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, this count may be your normal. The count is only mildly increased and if you have no symptoms, do not be concerned. See this site for more info.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003642.htm ...Read more

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Absolute lymphocyte count 0.78, monocyte 13 absolute eosinophils 0 in my 16 year old son?

Absolute lymphocyte count 0.78, monocyte 13 absolute eosinophils 0 in my 16 year old son?

Need more labs: Viral infections can mimic such labs.Total white count is relevant. Peripheral smear exam can help too.
Hard to come up with a diagnosis or opinion based on just this info. ...Read more

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I'm 18 wks pregnant with an absolute lymphocyte count <600. Is this normal for pregnancy? Will ALC continue dropping through 28th week?

I'm 18 wks pregnant with an absolute lymphocyte count <600. Is this normal for pregnancy? Will ALC continue dropping through 28th week?

That is low: The absolute lymphocyte count should range 700-4600 nonpregnant, 1100-3600 1st trimester, 900-3900 2nd trimester, and 1000-3600 3rd trimester. Because your level is low, you should first repeat it. If still present, your physician, or a hematologist, can elect to look for possible causes such as infection, autoimmune disorders like lupus, medications, etc. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My son is 12 months & just got labs showing 74 for lymphocytes, 8.4 for absolute lymphocytes, 44.1-hct & 14.3 hgb. What do you think would cause this?

My son is 12 months & just got labs showing 74 for lymphocytes, 8.4 for absolute lymphocytes, 44.1-hct & 14.3 hgb. What do you think would cause this?

viral Infection: Possible viral infection will give 74% lymphocyte count.Once infection resolves, might want to repeat to make sure count goes back to normal.Although if he had normal diff. In the past , no need to repeat. ...Read more