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Why do I have high WBC and no neutrophils?

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Why do I have high WBC and no neutrophils?

Answer: The number of neutrophils rises and falls regularly, and the number reported can change depending on the lab processing your bloodwork and the time of day it was drawn. Please discuss your labs with your CLL Specialist as they will have all your past labs, and TRENDS in your lab results are typically much more important than any individual abnormal lab value.

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: