What does it mean to have a white blood cell count of 21?
Infection! Speaking as an ICU nurse, a WBC of 21 (which is high) indicates that there is some sort of inflammatory/infection process going on somewhere in your body. It could be as simple as a urinary tract infection or something more serious. Follow up is needed.
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it means its dangerous
It can mean something, or it can mean nothing. It depends on the clinical symptoms, the differential, and so many other things I can't even begin to answer this question intel…ligibly. Since above is too informed to state the obvious I will. The MOST LIKELY cause of elevated white blood cell count is infection. Of course there are others.
A normal white blood cell count is within the range of 4,500 to10,000 cells/mcL, so a count of 40,000 is very high. This wouldindicate that the body is responding to an infect…ion.
A white blood cell count of 2.8 means that it is too low which isan abnormal low. This might be caused by a number of things withthe most common one being pharmaceutical drugs…. You should seekmedical attention immediately.
Absolutely nothing, since you haven't included the units with it :)
If you have a white blood cell count of 16,000 then your levels aretoo high. Some things that can cause a high count are anemia,smoking, infections, and leukemia.
This can be indicative of an infection, inflammation, stress response (or in rare cases, leukemia - if the WBC count is very high).
That is elevated - and probably means that the person with that white count is fighting some infection of some type.
You need to talk to a doctor.
And elevated white cell count by itself usually means nothing, provided its not extremely elevated. One must take into account that during pregnancy, the white cell count norm…ally is increased, and may have the characteristics of an infectious increase (PMN type, immature leucocytes in blood). All this usually means nothing - when this is combined with fever and/or other symptoms, it must be further evaluated. Also, keep in mind that a single wcc in a single blood test is not so useful as a series of blood tests over time, in order to estimate the wcc pattern (an increasing wcc requires the doctors attention)
A white blood cell count of 13,000 white blood cells per cubic millimeter is above the normal range for an adult male and indicates that there is an infection in the body. Som…ething very serious like cancer or other less serious infections such as bronchitis could cause this increase in white blood cells. Many of these infections are brought about by tobacco use. Since it is common for a tobacco user to get these types of infections, their white blood cell count may often be high.
Accordingly to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reference_ranges_for_blood_tests you have almost the double of the normal-high (11.4) I will say your body is in overdrive attackin…g something. You obviously went for a white blood cell count test because you feel there is something wrong, right? visit your family doctor and explain all the symptoms, can be as bad as cancer and as normal as an infected throat. Good luck
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when u have high wbc count it means ur immune system is fighting with some sort of unhealthy elements within ur body and if rbc count is high it means that you r in a healthy …state. If both rbc and wbc counts are high togather means you are still ok but your immune is fighting something and there r enemies at your gate.
A possible infection.
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The normal healthy range is 4-10 more or less. 47.1 would be a good indication of a raging infection , complication from meds or a serious blood condition. Please see a Dr …Immediately
When the white blood cell count is less than 4,000 per cubic mm, you are said to have low white blood cell count. You have such low white blood cell count in viral infections,… chlamydia infections, rickettsial infections, in malaria and typhoid fever. Incidentally they are all the infections inside your cells. White blood cells can not attack them with out killing your body cells.