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Is a white blood count of 3.0 reason for concern?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Follow WBC=3k

A total white blood count (WBC) of 3000 or 3.
0k is low, indeed. Most labs around the country report normal values 4.0--10k however the 'normal range' is an arbitrary cut -off embracing the 'extremes' of a normal statistical 'bell shaped curve' . So 3k can still be normal for you. However trends over time are most important and whether or not you have symptoms. Recheck <1 mo. W/'differential'.

In brief: Follow WBC=3k

A total white blood count (WBC) of 3000 or 3.
0k is low, indeed. Most labs around the country report normal values 4.0--10k however the 'normal range' is an arbitrary cut -off embracing the 'extremes' of a normal statistical 'bell shaped curve' . So 3k can still be normal for you. However trends over time are most important and whether or not you have symptoms. Recheck <1 mo. W/'differential'.
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Martin Raff
It would also be helpful to know the differential WBC and whether there is anemia or thrombocytopenia (low red blood cells or platelets).
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Yes

Normal count is 4-11 thousand and 3.
0 seems low. However, if you are otherwise healthy, it may be part of a natural variation. It would be prudent to see your doctor to rule out a pathological process.

In brief: Yes

Normal count is 4-11 thousand and 3.
0 seems low. However, if you are otherwise healthy, it may be part of a natural variation. It would be prudent to see your doctor to rule out a pathological process.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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