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Blood test after a stomach flu. Need help in explaining the result

Hello Dr. Christensen, I am very worried right now. My doctor did not bother to contact me with my blood results and just mailed them to me. I am a 43 year old female. My blood results that were high: Cholesterol 206 HDL Cholesterol 23 Immature Grans (ABS) 0.2 Immature Granulocytes 3 PH 8.5 Triglycerides 423 January 8th-13th I have the stomach flu and on the 16th I had my blood test .
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,

I get to know from your query that you have had a stomach infection.
Infection (bacterial infection) in any part of the body leads to increase in granulocytes and even the appearance of immature granulocytes in blood. They disappear after the infection clears away.
The blood pH is slightly on alkaline side. This can be due to vomiting and/ or diarrhea associated with stomach infection.

Your lipid profile reveals total cholesterol within normal limits.
The triglyceride levels are high and the HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) is low.

You need to visit your doctor for further work up of high triglycerides.
Medication may be required for the raised triglyceride levels.

I hope my answer is of help to you.
Kindly, post your feed back before closing the query.
Thanks and take care.
Dr Shailja P Wahal

Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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