What Does a High Monocyte Count Mean?


A monocyte is a type of white blood cell. When you have a high monocyte count, it indicates a severe infection typically caused by a blood infection or sepsis.
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Monocytes are a type of white blood cell. In general, low monocyte counts are a good sign, while high monocyte counts may be an indicator of infection.
A normal absolute monocyte count for adults is 0.2-0.95 x 103 cells/microL.
A high monocyte count in children can often be a sign of infection. A few conditions this could indicate would be necrosis, viral fever and mononucleosis. These conditions are contagious.
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