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#1
04-22-2011
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White cell count units!

42,000 X106/μL is low or high?

I'm so confused with WCC!

Normal values I know are 4500-11,000/mm3 (or) 4.5-11.0 x109/L
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04-22-2011
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i think its low... is 42,000 X106/μL the same as 0.42x106/L?

but looking at the values u listed below...

just remember if above 10,000 mm3 then its high UNLESS, in pregnancy, until 15,000mm3 is normal and newborn babies can have till 20,000mm3 as normal values, which goes down days later. in men however, more than 10,000mm3 says infection or a disease! if granulocytes (shift to the left) is higher, then its bacterial infection. if lymphocytes (shift to the right) is higher, then this would suggest viral or mycobacterium infection.

hope tht helps.
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04-23-2011
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 Originally Posted by Seetal i think its low... is 42,000 X106/μL the same as 0.42x106/L? but looking at the values u listed below... just remember if above 10,000 mm3 then its high UNLESS, in pregnancy, until 15,000mm3 is normal and newborn babies can have till 20,000mm3 as normal values, which goes down days later. in men however, more than 10,000mm3 says infection or a disease! if granulocytes (shift to the left) is higher, then its bacterial infection. if lymphocytes (shift to the right) is higher, then this would suggest viral or mycobacterium infection. hope tht helps.

Yes-it is agranulocytosis!
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