high neutrophil count low lymphocyte count
Jan 2, 2001
I am a twenty year old female who was recently seen in the er because of a questionable viral infection. My white blood cell counts came back abnormal showing a high neutrophil count of 93, and a low lymphocyte count of 2. I know this because they gave me the test when I was discharged. They did not tell me that my count was abnormal however, I understand the reference ranges and so forth. I have always practiced safe sex and I have only had one boyfriend(my only sexual partner) who is not HIV positive.I am also a medical assistant and do not recall ever comming in contact with other s body fluid(that I know of) Should I be worried about having HIV? Should I get tested? I am very worried.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Those numbers appear to be percentages and not absolute counts. You did not indicate the total white blood cell count or counts of the subsets you indicate. I would probably have it repeated after you have been well for a couple of weeks.
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