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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
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.
No, you should not be worried. The number that counts is absolute segs and lymphocytes, which are normal at 2295 and 2244 respectfully.
Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University