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What does a WBC count of 12.29 indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 11 Dec 2015
Question: What does a WBC of 12.29 indicate?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Raised TLC

Detailed Answer:
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WBC is the white blood cell count. 12.29 means its 12229 cells / mcl. The normal range is between 3,500 to 10,500 cells/mcL. Its slightly raised and does not indicate an infection especially if you are otherwise healthy with no focus of infection. It can be raised in inflammation, stress, smoking and allergic reactions. In most cases, such an asymptomatic rise with normal neutrophil count on the differential leucocyte count is taken as normal and returns to baseline value when repeated.

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What does a WBC count of 12.29 indicate?

Brief Answer: Raised TLC Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern WBC is the white blood cell count. 12.29 means its 12229 cells / mcl. The normal range is between 3,500 to 10,500 cells/mcL. Its slightly raised and does not indicate an infection especially if you are otherwise healthy with no focus of infection. It can be raised in inflammation, stress, smoking and allergic reactions. In most cases, such an asymptomatic rise with normal neutrophil count on the differential leucocyte count is taken as normal and returns to baseline value when repeated. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil