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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

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01/11/2010

Question:

I am a 57 year old woman in good health. I just had a cbc done and I had a white blood cell count of 5.1 and an elevated precentage of lymphocytes of 45.8%. segs were 44.2%. I am a little bit worried. My doctor had given me a copy of these tests and said everything was okay. Should I be worried and do I need more tests? Thank you very much.

Answer:

No, you should not be worried. The number that counts is absolute segs and lymphocytes, which are normal at 2295 and 2244 respectfully.

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Response by:

Eric H Kraut, MD Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University