For as far back as I can remember, I've always had a high wbc count, and the past few years I have been getting monitored by a hematologist. The past year they had seemed to settle finally around 13-14k, but now they are back up to 15.5, my platelets are 423, neutrophils (absolute) are 10.6, and my monocytes (absolute) are 1.1. I've had a leukemia test twice but they came back negative both times...but that was when just my wbc/platelets were high (and a year ago). What does all of this together mean? I'm currently in the process of switching to a new hematologist cause I just moved, but that's not for several weeks.
I read your question and i understand your concern. High TLC could be an acute inflammatory or ifnective process, however persistently high leukocytes with normal hematological work up should be considered for possibilities, like smoking, drug reaction, immune disorders, alcohol intake etc. Needs a complete clinical correlation to sort it out.
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