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WBC is higher than RBC. Is this normal?

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WBC has been higher than RBC for going on 2 years. Just noticed by looking back at my records. Is this ever normal? WBC RBC
09/25/2012 5.3 4.22
06/09/2012 4.9 4.05
01/18/2012 6.9 4.37
01/10/2011 4.6 4.09
Posted Fri, 26 Oct 2012 in Cancer
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 34 minutes later
Hi XXXXXXX,
Welcome to Healthcare Magic!
Thousands can not be larger then Lacks!
Please have a closer look at the reports;
The values of WBC are in thousands/mm3
ranging 4.0 thousand to 11.5 thousand.
The values of RBC are in Lacs; 4.0 Lacs to 5.5 lacs.
I think the errata is a perceived one rather than a real one.
If still any doubt please put forward, I would try to solve it.
I hope the advise would be helpful for you.
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Follow-up: WBC is higher than RBC. Is this normal? 22 minutes later
No, that makes no sense to me. Those are the numbers on the reports. Ex:
WBC. 4.9. Thousand/ul
RBC. 4.05. Million/ul
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 29 minutes later
Hi XXXXXXX,
Welcome back to Healthcare Magic!
Errrrrr, please let me correct, in India we express in lacs but west gives them in millions. !million= 10lac
The values of WBC are in thousands/mm3
ranging 4.0 thousand to 11.5 thousand.
The values of RBC are in Lacs; 40 Lacs (4millions) to 55 lacs (5.5millions).
So your readings are perfectly normal and the actual values RBC>>>>WBC.
01-10-2011 counts actually can be written like this also-
WBC-4600/mm3 while RBC-0000/mm3.
If still any doubt please put forward, I would try to solve it.
I hope the advise would be helpful for you.

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