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    Pat Mathews

    I have been trying for weeks to figure out how to read my blood test. The results printout I get from my Dr. are not the same as it is here on this site or other MDS sites. Why are they different? What should I be looking for. I’m almost n tears trying to figure this out.
    i.e.your tests on here white blood cell count normal 3,500-10,000/mm3
    On list from dr I assume that is WBC normal 4.8-10.8


    Kathy Stermer

    Pat, as a MDS patient and also a nurse of 35 yrs I’m happy to talk with you via phone and explain and answer some of your questions. Have been dealing with this disease for a year and have a wonderful, supportive doctor who guides me but let’s me “drive the bus” on this journey. Call or text me at 612-245-6925. I find it helps lots to talk with others dealing with this as each of us has a bit different situation/story.


    Owen Maguire

    Pat ,like you the reference shown for normal in my CBC readings is different than normally shown here. I am Trilineage so note that normal numbers Hmgl,WBC and Platelets are much smaller than shown here. The reason for the difference lies with the units of measure utilized. In my case the WBC normal range is shown as 4.0 – 11.0 (10E9/ Litres). As you noted in your post the normal range mostly shown on this site is measured in MM.
    I am in the middle of my 27 cycle of Viaza at age 81 with no transfusions. Occasionally my Platelets slide into the normal range and my Hmgl and WBC bounce up and down but never get to,the normal range. I walk about 3 kms 3 times a week but had to give up golfing last year. I live in a suburb of Calgary ! Alberta and am lucky to have a sattelite Chemo Centre of the Calgary Tom Baker Cancer Centre at our local hospital. I’m told by my Hematologist/Oncologist that the Litre Unit of measure is mostly used in Canada and the UK.

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