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Old 07-27-2005, 02:33 PM   #1
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What does abnormal values in my CBC mean????

Hi. There were a few things on my CBC that were a little high and one that was low. I would appreciate if anyone could tell me what these mean....


WBC 11.8 H 4.5-10.5

HGB 15.2 H 12.5-15.0

SEGS% 74.3 H 35.0-70.0

LYMPH% 18.2 L 20.0-40.0

BASO% 0.5 H .0-.1

SEG# 8.8 H 1.4-7.0

He said everything looked normal when I had these tests done. I just recieved a copy however and some of the things are 'out of the normal range'
These were done back in September of 2004.

What do they mean???

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Old 07-27-2005, 09:04 PM   #2
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Re: What does abnormal values in my CBC mean????

I'm not sure what those mean but I just got my blood tests back and have an elevated total bilirubin count, at least by 2 points. Also my red blood cell count was slightly above normal. My hemoglobin count was close to the max point and hematocrit level was at max. It sounds like I may have polycythemia (I have to confirm this with my doctor) based on what I've read. I've also experienced elevated blood pressure on several occasions, with it especially flaring up at night. I lucked out that my job was giving a free blood test around the same time so that's how I discovered it. Hopefully I'll have the best case scenario of having to donate blood.

 
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Old 07-28-2005, 03:32 AM   #3
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Re: What does abnormal values in my CBC mean????

Hopefully someone on here knows what they mean..



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Old 07-29-2005, 09:10 PM   #4
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Re: What does abnormal values in my CBC mean????

WBC 11.8 H 4.5-10.5

HGB 15.2 H 12.5-15.0

SEGS% 74.3 H 35.0-70.0

LYMPH% 18.2 L 20.0-40.0

BASO% 0.5 H .0-.1

SEG# 8.8 H 1.4-7.0

It seems to me that none of your results are very abnormal. Baso stands for basophils, a type of white blood cell. They tend to be slightly elevated if you have allergies. Segs are neutrophils, another type of white blood cell. They will be elevated if you have been sick or have active inflammation somewhere in your body. The fact that a couple types of white blood cells are slightly elevated explains why your overall WBC is a bit high. If they were symptoms of something bad, your doctor would have told you. I really wouldn't worry about it.

 
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Re: What does abnormal values in my CBC mean????

Okay. Thanks a lot!


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Old 07-31-2005, 07:10 AM   #6
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Re: What does abnormal values in my CBC mean????

Anyone else?




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Old 08-01-2005, 03:53 PM   #7
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Re: What does abnormal values in my CBC mean????

trying again.... anyone else know what the abnormal values mean? the doctor didn't explain them.


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Old 08-01-2005, 04:44 PM   #8
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Re: What does abnormal values in my CBC mean????

Get him/her to explain them in detail (your doc). They're well paid for doing just that and some seem to forget that little detail. If your doc brushes you off, then change to a doctor that will. If you're still in the dark demand that you are referred to a haematologist.

 
Old 08-01-2005, 05:29 PM   #9
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Re: What does abnormal values in my CBC mean????

I am just worried something is wrong with me. Like I have leaukemia or something.

 
Old 08-01-2005, 08:59 PM   #10
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Re: What does abnormal values in my CBC mean????

Not an expert in reading lab results but I do know that each lab has their own range of values. You can actually view a variety of ranges on different websites, ie Red Cross. Your results appear to be very close to the edge of the ranges which is likely why your doctor wasn't concerned when the results were first delivered. If you're really concerned just asked your doctor for another workup and schedule a followup meeting to review the results. Otherwise be happy you're healthy and forget about it.

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