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What does a low ABS lymph and low lymph % mean?

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what does a low
ABS lymph and low lymph % mean?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
do you have the values and the lab reference ranges
do you have any medical problems
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

yes, the lymph% is 14.9 and the range is 15.9-47.3 and abs lymph .72 and range is 1.0-4.0 and yes I have medical problems

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
these counts in the absence of other abnormalities on the CBC are within lab range error.
We see this all the time.
They can also be depressed due to a recent viral infection.
This result would not be concerning and should just be repeated with the next set of routine labs. 3 to 6 months.
These can also be depressed in any illness that affects the immune system, lupus, for example.

Good luck

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