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High volume of myelocytes in blood analysis. What does it mean? No infections. Low iron

Hello, I had a live blood analysis and it showed a high volume of Myelocytes in my blood. I have not had any big infection lately, just low iron. When I told the my GP about it she was not concerned as a month before I had a full blood count and my WBC count was 10.60. My Naturalpath seems a little concerned with it however. Is there a way I can get it checked out even if my WBC is within normal range? Is having a high WBC the only indication of a problem? Many thanks
Asked On : Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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Welcome to HCM,

Myelocyte is an immature leucocyte normally found in bone marrow.

Whenever myelocytes are seen in peripheral blood film, we have to find out that whether these are neutrophil or eosinophil or basophil myelocytes.

Neutrophil and eosinophil myelocytes can be seen in peripheral blood film, both in reactive conditions as well as in certain leukemias.

While basophil myelocytes essentially occur with leukemias.

A Schilling count may done to determine left shift.

As your blood count was within normal range a month ago, you should get your C.B.C. repeated from a different and more reliable Path. Lab.

If it is also abnormal, contact your physician for further investigation.

Thanks for trusting Healthcaremagic and posting your query.

Hope you found my response to your query informative and helpful.

If you have further concerns in this regard, you can submit those with Healthcaremagic as well.

With good wishes,
Answered: Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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