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High Lymph percentage

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    October 22, 2014 2:07:11 PM PDT

    My blood work results came in perfectly fine. WBC RBC, platelets and etc came in perfect. But, my lymphs came a little high, 53.2% and the normal is 12.0-48.0%. Is this something I should worry about or am I ok?

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    October 22, 2014 5:20:08 PM PDT

    Greetings J,

    Thank you for the question.

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    1.Why did you have your blood count checked?

    2. What was your white blood cell count?

    3. Age & gender, Please add or substract (1-3years if adult for privacy)?

    4. Did they do any additional tests?

    If you have a medical condition that prompted the test, please see the following: 

    5. When did problem start?

    6. Have you had this before? 

    7. Is it getting better or worse? 

    8. Body Mass Index?

    9. Heart Rate? 

    10. Temperature? 

    11. Medications & supplements?

    12. Surgeries? 

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards.

    Lymphocytosis — In individuals older than 12 years, lymphocytosis is defined as an ALC >4000 cells/microL (also expressed as >4000/mm3 or >4.0 x 109/L). Levels of blood lymphocytes are higher in neonates and young children, who may have normal blood absolute lymphocyte counts as high as 8000/microL. While these definitions apply in general, increases in certain subpopulations of lymphocytes can be quite significant even though the normal value for total ALC has not been exceeded.

    When the possibility of malignancy is considered in adults, age and ALC are the best predictors of abnormal immunophenotype by flow cytometry. The ALC cutoff values are >4.0 x 109/L for patients over 67 years of age, and 6.7 x 109 cells/L for patients between 50 and 67 years of age. Approximately 1.3 percent of individuals over 50 years of age will have an ALC >4.0 x 109, and 59 percent of these will have will have an abnormal immunophenotype [1,2].


    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at June 7, 2015 7:10:06 AM PDT