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is 3.5 WBC something you should be concerned about?

Does anyone know if 3.5 WBC is something you should be concern about.
Our teenager just had blood work come back and needs to go to a specialist.

Thanks for your thoughts...
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replied March 27th, 2012
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White blood cells are essential to healthy immune system functioning, as they help fight off infections and other abnormalities in the blood, bone marrow, and lymphatic system.

The normal WBC counts ranges from 3500 -10900 cells /cmm. Your levels (at 3500 /cmm) appear to be at borderline low levels.

The most common cause of a low white cell count is due to a viral infection like a cold or a flu. Other serious health problems, such as leukemia, Immune disorders, hyperthyroidism, aplastic anemia, or an infectious disease are also associated with reduced counts.

You might consult with your doctor, or a hematologist who can get additional tests and provide proper help to your kid.

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