What Is Too High Of A White Blood Cell Count?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
My dad has cll and his wbc cell was 95,000 2 wks ago, we took him back in again last week and it had jumped to 275,000. How high can wbc go.
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Anonymous answered
A normal white blood cell count is between 4,500 and 10,000 cells per microliter and anything above the normal will denote a high white blood cell count (leukocytosis). This is indicative of an underlying infection that requires medical evaluation and if not reversed can be life threatening.
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Super man answered
Avarage between 4500-10,000. . More than 30,000 is blood cancer or leukemia. .
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Cindy Thompson answered
White blood cells help fight infections. They are also called leukocytes. There are five major types of white blood cells:

  • Basophils

  • Eosinophils

  • Lymphocytes (T cells and B cells)

  • Monocytes

  • Neutrophils

See also: Blood differential

Alternative Names

Leukocyte count; White blood cell count

How the test is performed

Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The puncture site is cleaned with antiseptic, and an elastic band is placed around the upper arm to apply pressure and restrict blood flow through the vein. This causes veins below the band to fill with blood.
A needle is inserted into the vein, and the blood is collected in an air-tight vial or a syringe. During the procedure, the band is removed to restore blood flow. Once the blood has been collected, the needle is removed, and the puncture site is covered to stop any bleeding.
For an infant or young child:
The area is cleansed with antiseptic and punctured with a sharp needle or a lancet. The blood may be collected in a pipette (small glass tube), on a slide, onto a test strip, or into a small container. Cotton or a bandage may be applied to the puncture site if there is any continued bleeding.
A WBC count is almost always done as part of a CBC (complete blood count).

How to prepare for the test

No special preparation is usually needed.

How the test will feel

When the needle is inserted to draw blood, some people feel moderate pain, while others feel only a prick or stinging sensation. Afterward, there may be some throbbing.

Why the test is performed

The test is performed to find out how many white blood cells you have. Your body produces more white blood cells when you have an infection or allergic reaction -- even when you are under general stress.

Normal Values

4,500-10,000 white blood cells/mcL (cells per microliter)

What abnormal results mean

A low number of WBCs is called leukopenia. It may be due to:

A high number of WBCs is called leukocytosis. It may be due to:

These lists are not all inclusive.

What the risks are

A simple blood test is generally safe. In general, risks may include:

  • Excessive bleeding (rare)

  • Fainting or feeling light-headed

  • Hematoma (blood accumulating under the skin)

  • Infection (a slight risk any time the skin is broken)

Veins and arteries vary in size from one patient to another and from one side of the body to the other. Obtaining a blood sample from some people may be more difficult than from others.  Peace
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
How does having a high count of white blood suppose to make the body feel ,tried,fatigue, or faint, would any of these things come into play.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
My white blood count is 25,000  how close to Lukeima am I
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nikhhil sree answered

white blood cells are represented in every human body..If the cells  are in normal range ,then man will be perfect fit...normal range of the blood cells is between 4500 to 10000... Otherwise the body get infection ...means WBC fights with the bacteria to prevent over body from infections. If not body suffers with infection or fever..if infection increased more than 1lak its  or below the 1000 it causes to cancer....so take test complete blood picture(CBC) when u have got high fever .and consult the doctor ....use the medications on time ....

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Rena Chisholm answered
An average WBC count is around 10.ooo.
When the white blood cells increase, it is because the body is trying to fight off some type of infection. Once the infection has cleared, the WBC count will return to normal.
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ray of light
ray of light commented
Normal WBC count is 4500 to 10000. Increase in count means infection. A count more than 30000 can be due to cancer.
Rena Chisholm
Rena Chisholm commented
Thank you for the rating, rayoflight.

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