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What does this indicate?
May 16, 2012

I'm pregnant and I was sent for a cbc differential yesterday, along with the entire pre-natal panel of test. My HIV, Syphillis, Hepatitis, and the other STD test aren't back yet, but my cbc show the following: WBC 6.7. RBC 3.28. Hemoglobin 10.8. Hematocrit 31.8. MPV 10.3. Neutrophils 24.1(%), Lymphcytes 61.8(%)Neutrophils Absolute 1.6. Lymphocytes Absolute 4.2. Is this an indication of an STD (HIV, Syphillis, Hepatitis)?

Response from Dr. Young

Hi and congratulations on the pregnancy.

One doesn't diagnose a sexually transmitted disease by complete blood count (CBC). Only special blood or urine tests diagnose the STDs.

Your labs indicate that your hemoglobin and hematocrit are lower than normal- this is anemia, and a common condition during pregnancy.

Best of health, BY

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