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What does an elevated white blood cell count mean?

Elevated White Count. It all depends on how elevated the results are, but in general this represents a concurrent bacterial infection. Read more...

What does a half a point higher in white blood cell count mean?

Probably not much. A mildly elevated WBC could reflect an infection. Assuming it is the neuts, this is also seen routinely in heavy smokers. Must be interpreted in the context of why th CBC was ordered in the first place. Read more...
Not significant. White blood cells fluctuate frequently.Many different things can cause elevation of white blood cells- including infection, inflammation, autoimmune disease/vasculitis , physical stress ( post seizure activity, strenous exercise), chronic disease- smoking, diabetes, heart disease, malignancy -etc.I don't think a half point higher in WBC is significant enough to worry. D/w your md in detail. Read more...

What does my father's low white blood cell count mean?

Maybe nothing. Low white counts are seen in up to 15% of some populations. Thus, it may have no clinical importance. It needs to be evaluated in context with the entire clinical picture. Read more...