|I need help figuring out my white blood cell count and lymphocyte differential
Jul 27, 2003
My complete WBC count is 3000...My lymphocytes are at a 10 differential... Am I correct in saying that my absolute lymphocyte count is 300... If so, what is the lowest amount of T-cells I could have at this time. Is it possible to have a T-cell count lower than the absolute lymphocyte count??
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| Response from Dr. Holodniy
For that test result, you are correct, the total lymphocyte count would be the percentage of lymphocytes times the total white blood cell count. T lymphocytes are roughly half to 3/4 of the total lymphocytes. T lymphocytes are further divided roughly in half into CD4 and CD8 cells. You cannot get an accurate t lymphocyte or CD4 count from the CBC or WBC count.
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