My result blood test came back and showed high monocytes?

My result blood test came back and showed high monocytes 19% absolute 0.7. My WBC was 3.7. My GRA 43.2 % Absolute 1.7. Lymphocytes 1.4. 37%. Eoso 2%, Baso 1%, segmental 46% Band 4 % All my other WBC normal and so were my RBC. Just worried by the high monocyte and low wbc. I had my blood test on Tuesday and felt fine, but now have got a weird throat infection and cough!

Age: 40
Medications: Nasal spray for sinuses

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WBC normal range in most laboratories is 3.8 – 11.0 so 3.7 is nothing to be concerned about. Your monocytes are high (depending on lab normal should be in the 2 – 6% or 1-10% range). So you are probably fighting off an infection or reacting to some form of inflammation, which would explain your
throat irritation and cough. See how things develop and consult if necessary.


Hu. Thanks for the query.. It looks like you have a high monocyte count also known as Monocytosis. Monocytes are a type of white blood cells that help the body to fight infections and also it helps other white blood cells to remove dead and damaged tissues and regulate the body immunity against certain foreign bodies. So common cause of increase in monocyte count is severe acute infection and chronic infection. Viral infection is also a common cause. As you have cough and throat infection it can be a cause for monocytosis.. So my suggestion is to get the infection… Read more »