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In 2010 my husband blood test showed a reading of lymphocytes51

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In 2010 my husband blood test showed a reading of lymphocytes51 per cent and in 2011 Sept the reading was 47.5 and three days later the reading the reading of the lymphocytes dropped to 44. 2013 August, his test showed a reading of 48 per of lymphocytes. Please help
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing Internal Medicine Physician. Excellent service is my goal.

thanks for this question

What is the normal range you are working with?

Also, what is his WBC?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

His WBC is 7.2. The range given for the reading of lymphocytes is 20-45

Thank you very much Annie.

I can reassure you that this is likely nothing to worry about

If his WBC is normal, then he probably just runs a slightly higher lymphocyte count

This is quite common.

In fact, the stability of the labs over time pretty much guarantees that this is nothing.

You could have him see a hematologist to be sure but I am quite sure its not serious

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks Dr Phil, I am comforted by you. The WBC refereence range is 4.0 - 11.0

Good. I'm glad.


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