Medical Specialty >> Hematology

Doctors Lounge - Hematology Answers

Back to Hematology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/12/2017.

Forum Name: Hematology Topics

Question: Mom's CBC Results - Concerned


 marley9697 - Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:40 pm

I was wondering if I can get some insight on the below results:

MCV - 11.5
MCH - 39.6
Absolute Lymphocutes - 718
Platelet - 123
Hemoglobin - 16.1
Hematocrit - 45.5

Doctor said to come back in three weeks for a re-test. Is this normal protocol or should there be a quicker re-test? Do these numbers sound like a specific disease?

I am concerned.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:31 pm

User avatar Hello,

I hope the new results turned out to be fine.

Some of the results you have mentioned are either high normal or slightly above normal. Your doctor would probably want to rule out erythrocytosis (polycythemia). At this stage nothing more is indicated.

Best regards.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us