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Why does it mean if my Lymph absolute blood test came back

Customer Question

Why does it mean if my Lymph absolute blood test came back 3.2x10(9)L
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: blood
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: my ferritin analyzer enzymes came back high too
Submitted: 29 days ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 29 days ago.

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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 29 days ago.

Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell. The reference range (what each lab considers normal based on the equipment they use) should be listed next to your result. At my lab, normal is 1.0 to 3.5, for instance, and yours would be perfectly normal.

Customer: replied 29 days ago.
What about my ferritin so high?
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 29 days ago.

It depends on how high is high at your lab and what your result actually was. Small amounts over what the lab considers normal are usually meaningless. Higher levels would need to be investigated to see what is causing the problem.

Customer: replied 29 days ago.
It is 219
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 29 days ago.

And what is the reference range at your lab?

Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 29 days ago.

At my lab, normal is 12-300 ng/mL for men and 12-150 ng/mL for women. Higher than normal levels can be from an iron storage disease called hemachromatosis. The treatment for that is an occasional blood draw. It can also signal liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis, or other things.

Please let me know what additional questions you have about this.

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