Re: blood test
The MCH (mean corpuscular hemoglobin) and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration) are related, and is basically just a measure of how much hemoglobin there is in each red blood cell, and therefore a partial measure of how much oxygen your red blood cells are able to carry.
All of the other stats are related to your white blood cells, which essentially is your immune system.
Your overall white blood cell count (WBC) is a little high, but not majorly. Your neutrophils are high (neutrophilia). Neutrophils go around gobbling up little micro-organisms (eg. pathogens, bacteria) that have found their way into our bodies. The fact that your neutrophil count is high probably just means that at the time of your blood test you were fighting some kind of bacterial infection, which isn't necessarily a big deal, but someone your doctor would want to just keep an eye on. Your doctor will want to compare those neutrophil counts with new ones the next time you see him, just to make sure that your immune system has managed to fight off whatever it's been fighting (just remind him if he/she forgets). The other types of white blood cell counts (lymphocytes and monocytes) are low just in relation to the neutrophil count in terms of combining to equal your overall WBC count.
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) survivor
Last edited by silverandsand; 05-27-2009 at 12:06 PM.