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Question: Elvated WBC - LYMPH MONO

 orly8787 - Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:29 pm

I took a blood test few days before and they found the following:

WHITE BLOOD CELLS - 12.8 (4.0-11.0)
LYMPH 4.5 (1.0-3.5)
MONO 1.1 (0.2-1.0)

also was found high ALT AND TSH (thyroid) the doctor gave me synthroid.

the white blood cells appeared high in 3 different blood test taken in a range of 1 year what could cause this?

also, needed to mention that i am not suffering from any diseases other than tiredness not any other symptoms accrued.

 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:37 am

User avatar Hello,It is quite possible to have an increased count marginally as in your case, without any disease.Transient increase can occur as a diurnal variation in physiological limits.Also some variation exists between labs in interpreting normal values.
Autoimmune disorders can present with lymphocytosis and so does tuberculosis,more commonly in developing countries.
In your case it might represent a mild viral infection and nothing more.Do discuss with your doctor as to whether you may need a repeat test.
Best wishes.
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:32 am

User avatar Hi,
Dr.Jagesh has already touched upon the relevant aspects of an absolute lymphocytosis. Obviously, it is not possible to cover all the details in a forum like this. I refer you to the following link where i had discussed a somewhat similar query regarding absolute lymphocytosis.It may be of help.
Best wishes!

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