Question by  Anonymous

Is an absolute lymphocyte count of 845 anything to worry about?

I've been told that the normal range is 850-3900


Answer by  YellowCup (1650)

A lymphocyte count of 845 could be slightly on the low side. There are many factors that could cause this. The most common, is a viral infection of some sort. Certain drugs can cause a low count as well. Serious conditions like HIV or cancers could cause low counts too.


Answer by  jheremans (1446)

Do not worry your lymphocyte count is normal, a deficiency of 5 is not that of a big deal. Normal range usually varies and a non-drastic change of your count still means that you are within normal range. Low lymphocyte count means that you have anemia and a high count means you have an infection.


Answer by  JuliaJolie (415)

A lymphocyte count of 845 is only slightly below the normal range, but if you are concerned you should speak to your doctor. He/she can monitor your levels as it may be a short-term viral infection or a reaction to medication. Drastically lower levels are more characteristic of HIV or some cancers.


Answer by  NoirTheSable (69)

A slightly low lymphocyte isn't indicative of much: it may be a temporary response to a viral infection or certain medicines. However, you must ask your doctor/hematologist for any specifics.


Answer by  cindy (1484)

Having a lab value just under or over the range set by a range is generally not concerning if you are without symptoms. Different labs also have different range values. Your count could be normal in the eyes of a different laboratory. Numbers are less important when there are no concurrent symptoms.


Answer by  bobfernandaz (62)

You know, given the normal range, I personally would not worry about it. If you are still concerned, I suggest that you meet with your physician.


Answer by  ranica (184)

this would be normal because of its minimal amount, but less than 20 must be reported since lymphocyte plays also a roll in immune response especially when there is something wrong inside the body.

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