Q. Can a bad cold cause variation in lymphocyte count?

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jan 22, 2018 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I have done CBP and everything is fine within limits, except lymphocytes which are 14%. Normal value is between 20 and 45 and neutrophil is 75 percent, with normal range being 32 to 65. Absolute values of both are fine though lymphocytes were slightly towards lower limit. Total WBC, RBC and platelets are all fine too. I had a bad cold when I had the test done. Can this explain the difference?

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hello,

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  • As you are giving history of common cold and cough following which your lymphocytes are low there is nothing to worry at all, as all this is due to viral infection only. This would recover soon.

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