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My blood test show my lymphocyte % is low and it's only 21.

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My blood test show my lymphocyte % is low and it's only 21. Should I concern about it?
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: My doctor told me I have a blood disorder and I have been taking chemo medicine.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: My RDW is also high 17.4 My platelet usually is very high too. This is the reason the doctor have me to take chemo medicine
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

it sounds like you have ET or essential thrombocytosis or high platelet levels

what chemo are you taking?

there are many different types of white blood cells: neutrophils, macrophages, monocytes, lymphocytes, basophils, eosinophils, etc.

your bone marrows makes each as needed to help your immune system keep you healthy.

usually lymphocytes % of 21 is not worrisome.

what is more important is your total WBC and hemoglobin levels.