Re: Early signs?? If so I want to get it taken care of!!
You are ok, if your total wbc count is 6.8 you're inside normal range (usually between 4.0 - 10.0) , Absolute values are calculated by multiplying the total number of WBCs by the percentage of each type of white cell:
(total wbc count) X (percentage amount) / 100 = total absolute result of monocytes.
in your case should be:
6.8 X 11 / 100 = 0.74 (normal being 0.1 to 0.8)
You're ok, you don't have leukemia with 6.8 total WBC.
I would not worry about this mild abnormality of monocyte percentage, if the absolute count is normal, especially in the setting of an otherwise normal complete blood count. Why absolute counts are more important than percentages is because absolute counts represents the true clinical picture better than the percentage.
Don't stress yourself too much for this. My mom passed few years ago of acute leukemia, this type of leukemia don't show any early sign at all..people have it or don't have it for the current moment. Cronic Leukemia is slower and WBC count start to increase slowly without any reason, in either case acute and cronic leukemia, WBC count is out of normal range totally high (more than 20,000 total WBC) so relax, don't stress and worry too much for this.
Last edited by shersita; 10-16-2012 at 02:49 AM.