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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   just got test results: NEUTROPHILS %, AUTOMATED COUNT      
39 LYMPHOCYTES %, AUTOMATED COUNT      51 - Cause for worry? I am 57, Female in good heatlh with no issues but do test positive for HPV
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi
Doctor :   When was the HPV test done ?
User :   it came through on a pap test over a year ago
Doctor :   ok, the test results you mentioned above are ok, except the lymphocyte count is high and it can be expected in people positive for HPV
User :   here is the tesgt result HPV,High Risk DETECTED Not Detected - A Cervista HPV HR (high risk) using Invader Technology. Infection by High-Risk HPV (types 16,18,31,33,35,39,45,51,52,56,58,59,66 or 68) may be associated with precancerous lesions or cancer of the cervix. This test was developed and its perfomance characteristics determined by Sutter Health Shared Laboratory - MPHS, Livermore, CA. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which has determined that such approval is not necessary.
Doctor :   ok, yes the result is positive and the lymphocytes can be more in such an infection
User :   so as long as I do my regular screenings I should be ok?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   thanks. Should I talk to my Internist about the blood test results if he doesn't mention it?
Doctor :   yes, its better to discuss
User :   thanks - that's all for now
Doctor :   you are welcome
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