You are in a GP surgery and are asked to perform a full blood count on a 60 year old male who is awaiting a knee replacement for osteoarthritis. He has a past history of glaucoma, hypertension and a myocardial infarction a few years ago.
- Hb 147g/l (115-165)
- MCV 95fl (82-98)
- WCC 10.4×109/l (4-11)
- Neutrophils 3.7×109/l (1.7-7.5)
- Lymphocytes 5.8×109/l (1.5-4.5)
- Monocytes 0.6 ×109/l (0.2-1.0)
- Eosinophils 0.2 ×109/l (0-0.5)
- Basophils 0.1 ×109/l (0-0.1)
- Platelets 252×109/l (150-450)
- How would you approach this problem?
- What further information would you like to know or would you ask the patient?
- What do you tell the patient?
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