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Hi, can you shed any light? WBC 3.4..has not been above 5

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Hi, can you shed any light?
WBC 3.4..has not been above 5 for 20 years
RBC 4.39 has not even reached 5 for 20 years
MCV 100.4.. has not been below 97 for 20 years
MCH 34.6...has not been below 33 for 20 years
Platelets 136...has not been above 170 in 20 years (with one exception 2007)
RDW 12.4...has not been above 13 for 20 years
Monocyes 10.8..have previously been a little higher
Lymphocytes .9..have not been over 1.2 in 20 years
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.

I'm assuming your hemoglobin levels and hematocrit levels are normal.

sometimes if you have anemia, or low hemoglobin and low hematocrit levels, this can be caused by low B12 or low folate levels. this can cause your red cells to be large and cause your MCV levels to be over 100. you should get your B12 and folate levels checked, but they could very well be normal.

low WBC means you don't have an infection active.

your platelet levels are normal. lymphocyte and monocyte percentages are dictated by your bone marrow and if your total WBC is normal, then this is fine .

don't worry, your levels are not alarming and do not point to disease or illness

you can get your B12 and folate levels checked to be sure, but most likely they will be normal

let me know if you have questions.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.

Yes, hemoglobin levels and hematocrit levels are normal, but aren't platelets supposed to be between 150-375?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.
your levels of 136 for platelets are fine for your age.

sometimes as we get older, the bone marrow doesn't work quite as well, just like our other organs and joints.

you have more than enough platelets to clot and keep you from bleeding.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.

It's ok for the last 20 years too?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.
yes, it is fine for the last 20 years for your labs to be this level.

this means they have been stable and completely normal.
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