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A lymphocytes value of “14” is the percentage of lymphocytes in the total white blood cell pool. White blood cells (WBCs) contain Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Eosinophils, Basophils and Moncytes. The proportion of these types of WBCs is dynamic. That means they are supposed to change in number as and when required by the body. For example when there is new infection or inflammation the neutrophils will increase in number on account of other cells. This is exactly what has happened in your case. The sinus infection and tooth abscess have caused increase in neutrophils on expense of lymphocytes.
This is normal and it actually indicates the WBC s are functioning NORMALLY ! Which is a good health indicator. So there is no reason for any concern at all.
Low lymphocytes may be found in HIV – AIDS and many other diseases. But in that case there will be other definite manifestation of the disease and suggestive blood investigations. There is nothing suggestive like that here.
Hope this helps
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Patient replied :
Of the lab results I mentioned, which number (abbreviation) represents the Neutrophils? The sinus infection has cleared and the tooth received a root canal yesterday. How long should I wait until getting another CBC?
SEGS is the Neutrophils.
SEGS - 71 + LYMPHS -14 + MONOS - 12 + EOS - 2 + BASO - 0 = ~ 100 % of WBCs
You can repeat the test after 4-6 weeks. (Although it is not necessary)
Hope this helps.