Ask the Doctor Question:
My ALC for monocytes is 1.1 with no other flags, other than night sweats. Is this anything I should follow-up on?
Answer: We aren’t sure if you are saying your ALC is 1.1 or your monocyte count is 1.1? But in either case, that number would be fine.
If you have any questions about what the normal lab values are, you can look at this section of our website. Additionally, many patients find it helpful to use our lab trending tool where you can enter your lab values and watch them trend over time in one place. That can be found on our website here.
We encourage patients not to get concerned over any one lab result, but to watch your lab trends over time. Watching for symptoms of worsening disease is typically more important than any one lab result. Night sweats would be one of those symptoms. So definitely talk with your healthcare provider and share what you have been experiencing. If they have been occurring nightly for greater than a month with no other signs of infection, it could very well be a concerning symptom that your healthcare provider needs to look into further. You can read more about that here.