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WBC count is in normal range; however, neutrophils are very low and lymph high. Do I need to be concerned about this?

Ask the Doctor Question:

My WBC count is in normal range; however, my neutrophils are very low and lymph high. It’s been this way for over 15 years. I’m 65 female and have ITP, no spleen. Do I need to be concerned about this?

Answer: In CLL, generally no one lab value is cause for concern and/or reason to begin (or change) treatment.

Lab trends over time are typically much more important than any individual abnormal lab value. 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 centralized place. That can be found on our website here: https://cllsociety.org/toolbox/keeping-track-of-lab-results/