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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: 23 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 23 days ago.

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

Expert:  Dr. David replied 23 days 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.