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Old 03-22-2004, 04:10 PM   #1
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What is considered a high white blood cell count

If you have a WBC of 27 is that considered high. Is an infection the cause of this. Any info would be helpful.

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Old 03-22-2004, 09:05 PM   #2
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Re: What is considered a high white blood cell count

I looked up some of my old lab work and ranges for WBC in women are 4.5-10.8. I say in women because I know many lab ranges can vary between men and women and I'm not sure if WBC are one of those. I know WBC are for fighting off infection, but I don't know if they could be elevated for any other reason. If you contact your physician they should be able to answer any questions you may have about the results. Sorry I couldn't be of more help! Take care!

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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.

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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.

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