I had blood work done and all my results were normal except for two Immature Granulocytes was 1 and Immature Grans (abs) was 0.1 Should I be concerned and see a hemotologist. Please advise what the normal range should be for both. I tried looking it up on the internet but became very confused.
Hi, I am a medical laboratory scientist with a specialist certification in hematology MLS(ASCP)SH.
THe NCCLs guidelines for Immature Granulocytes state that the normal range is 0-2%. Certain instruments (Sysmex) give an IG%. So, any range of 0-2% would be considered normal range. Immature Granulocytes (IG%)conist of Metamyelocytes, Myelocytes and Promyelocytes--Blasts are not included in the IG% of the Sysmex analyzer. Now that analyzers count up to 32,000 cells for the automated differential, we know that it is normal to have a low number of immature granulocytes circulating in the peripheral blood. Normal WBC count in most labs is 5-10. I hope this helps.
I also was told I have two immature granulocytes and need to be retested in a few weeks as my MD thinks I might be fighting something. Everything else value-wise is normal. I don't really fit the profile of any of the leukemias, so I'm a little scared.
Abnormal Lab Values Absolute Lympocites and Neutrophils
I had IG% 0.3 and IG Absolute 0.03 - not flagged as abnormal. Confusing! It does mention "Immature granulocytes include metamyellocytes, myelocytes, and promyelocytes." I think that is standard language. MY absolute lymp in 0.62 flagged as LOW and ANC (Absolute Neurtophil count) as 9.56 flagged as High. WBC was 10.8. This doesn't feel good. And my spleen hurts:-( Any experts?