Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
170 Doctors are Online

Blood test showed Neutrophils at 8.25. WBC normal. Concerned?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 2397 Questions
I have just had a full blood count done as I have been feeling a bit run down. It was completely normal except my
Neutrophils were up a little high at 8.25, the doctor does not seem concerned and said my wbc is normal.
Posted Mon, 4 Nov 2013 in Blood Disorders
Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 5 hours later
Brief Answer:

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for sending your question.

This is a very good question. I am interested to know what tests were requested in addition to your complete blood count.

Elevation of the neutrophils can happen for a multitude of potential causes including infection. Sometimes inflammation can also cause of this.

I also am wondering if you had some type of respiratory infection, sinus infection or some type of viral syndrome that preceded your symptoms.

Sometimes these types of things can also elevate the neutrophil count.

if the testing was otherwise negative it would be reasonable to check your complete blood count again in about three or four weeks to see if there is any change.

Thanks again for sending your question. I look forward to hearing more information from you regarding this matter.

Dr. Galamaga
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Hematologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor