What Do ( Lymph, Mono & Gran) Blood Tests Mean? I Got A Complete Blood Test & Don't Know What These Are For.


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There is only one person that you should be asking this question of and that is your doctor because he or she will have your full medical history and so will know how your blood test results fit in with you. You will also be able to completely satisfy your worries this way, and if you do need treatment for anything, then you will be in the right place.

  • Blood work

What you have had done is part of a CBC, which stands for complete blood cell count, but your test was with differential (CBC with diff).

This means that all the components in your blood have been broken down and analyzed as percentages. You don't say what percentage your lymph, mono and gran tests were, but there are normal ranges for each one.

Lymph, sometimes referred to as Ly, stands for lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cells.  You may have seen the symbol Ly% on your test results, which means that there has been a percentage estimate given on the overall number of lymphocytes that make up your white blood cells.

Mono stands for mononucleosis spot test, and is used to see whether the number of white cells is raised. A doctor may order this test to be done if the patient is suffering from symptoms such as a sore throat.

Gran, which is the final abbreviation that you are asking about, stands for granulocyte, which is a type of white blood cell, and which includes eosinophils, neutrophils and basophils. The cell plasma has granules in it and so it is this that is being counted.

  • Inside the range

If the percentages for these tests are inside the 'normal' range, you have nothing to worry about. This cannot be stated here because the range varies from person to person.

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