If the absolute monocyte count (not the monocyte percentage of 11.7) is normal, then there is nothing of concern on the lab report.
The monocyte percent is just slightly above normal.
An elevation in the monocytes
can be seen with certain types of infection, including viral
infections such as mumps and hepatitis, bacterial infections such as TB. They are also elevated in autoimmune
diseases such as Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Leukemia, lymphoma, polycythemia (a red blood cell disorder) also causes elevated monocytes--these would also cause other abnormalities of the blood count.
I would not worry about this mild abnormality if the absolute count is normal, especially in the setting of an otherwise normal complete blood count.
If you do not have an absolute monocyte count, I would simply repeat it in about 3 months.
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