Re: What is considered a high white blood cell count
Reference range for WBC is about what Normocrazy says...although some labs say 4.0 - 11.0. It's the same for men and women. However in a newborn infant the normal ref. range can be 9-30.
Some of the reasons for a high white blood cell count are yes, definitely infection. Also inflammation of some kind, or taking certain medications, such as prednisone, or one of the more serious disorders, such as leukemia.
P.S. I saw your post on another forum just now, so I'd like to add that I found that for a five year old (can't seem to find values for a 3 year old) the ref range is 5–14.5. So 27 is still high...but I'd bet its' likely source is an infection.
Last edited by zuzu8; 03-23-2004 at 01:56 AM.
Reason: ADDED A P.S.