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I had a blood test and the results came back with immature

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I had a blood test and the results came back with immature granulocytes at 2% and Immaturs Grans (Abs) at 0.1. Every other blood counts are normal. Is this something to worry about? I don't have any infecttion or injury. Can this be early stage of any cancer?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
You should have a repeat CBC and diff at this time, or say a month since the initial test.
Immature granulocytes are not normal on the CBC but this amount is too low to be definitive, and sometimes is within lab error.
It is unlikely that with just this finding you would have cancer, as I said, probably lab error and have it repeated.
Good luck
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Sorry, I got you more information:


WBC 6.7

RBC 5.06

Hemoglobin 15.2

Hematocrit 45.0

MVC 89

MCH 30.0

MCHC 33.8

RDW 12.7

Platelets 321

Neutrophils 63%

Occasional metamyelocyte seen on scan

Lymphs 25%

Monocytes 9%

Eos 1%

Basos 0%

Lymphs (Absolute) 1.7

Monocytes(Absolute) 0.6

Eos(Absolute) 0.0

Baso(Absolute) 0.0

Neutrophils (Absolute) 4.3

Immature Granulocytes include metamyelocytes, myelocytes and promyelocytes 2%

Immature Grans(Abs) 0.1


Doea this thell you more? I am worry. Thanks

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
Again, very unimpressive
Monocytes are just boarderline high.
Everything else looks normal except for the 2% immature forms which is not definitive.

You could probably save yourself worry by having this repeated.
IF there are still findings you could ask your doctor to have a hematologist look at these results [you would probably not need a visit at this point], a "curbside consult" as we call this.

Immature forms can be present in infection, excessive bleeding, cancer, or lab error.
The count here is really not in the area of concern especsilly with an absolute count of .1.
Good luck again
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