Complete Blood Test Results On The History Of TB Sufferers?
At night, my husband finished a complete blood check, and the results of monocytes 9% (more than normal). 3 years ago he had contracted tuberculosis and was cured, in August 2018 he had checked tuberculosis, after having a blood check his TB results were negative. But is the high monocyte caused because he had contracted tuberculosis? Does this mean that the TB has recurred? Hopefully the doctor will be able to answer in full. thank you
Hello Kim Ju Ri,
One component that is in the blood is a group of white blood cells. White blood cells themselves have several types in which each has a different function. One of them is monocyte.
Monocytes are parts of white blood cells whose main function is to fight infection. Normally the number of monocytes in adults ranges from 1 - 5% of total white blood cells. A high monocyte count indicates several conditions such as:
infection (whether bacterial, viral or parasitic) cancer autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or ulcerative colitis chronic inflammatory diseases such as intestinal inflammation surgery removal of spleen organs stress stress High levels of monocytes have no effect on past history of TB. but if the tuberculosis is recurring, it means that your husband's body is experiencing an infection, causing high levels of monocytes.
But keep in mind that in the case that you submit, it cannot be concluded immediately that your husband has TB infection. The doctor needs to do a direct examination and supporting examinations such as sputum check, blood check and / or chest X-ray.
Therefore you and your husband can consult again and bring the results of the lab to the doctor who suggested a blood test.
so hopefully useful