I am 32 weeks pregnant and had a cbc done last week. All results were normal except for ABS immature granulocytes at 0.07 (normal range given: 0.0-0.06). I was under the impression that you shouldn't have any.
Anyway, I see my OBGYN in a few days, but i am concerned that they will say its just pregnancy related, which is what they say about my symptoms: over the last month or so, I have developed a non-productive cough, lethargy, and loss of appetite, and nausea. I feel horrible.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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The value of 0.07 is just a little above teh normal range and could be due to your present symptoms of non-productive cough, lethargy, and loss of appetite, and nausea.
Visit a pulmonologist and get an evaluation done for the current symptoms and get started on treatment.
Well, the cough seems to be related to reflux, since it has ceased with an H2 blocker. However my immature granulocytes have since increased to 0.13 in 3 weeks. the only other abnormal results were low albumin (which is often found in pregnancy i read) and my sed rate was 32. I don't appear to have any infections present.
My question is: Is this something that is seen in pregnancy?
I am a medical technologist with a specialty in hematology...just to give you a bit of background.
To answer your question simply...YES...Normal range for IG% is 0-2%. The IG% includes myelocytes, metamyelocytes and promyelocytes. The IG seems to increase in pregnancy. The platelet count rises as well. You have many wonderful things to think about with the birth of a new baby...enjoy the rest of your pregnancy and do not worry about your IG. Sed Rates are increased with pregnancy as well. Sed rates are an indicator of inflammation. It is such a worthless non specific test. Those of us in the lab have no idea why physicians still order it. The short of it...don't worry!!!
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