My blood test showed my lymphs as high, should I be concerned?

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Question from Debra:

My blood test showed my Lymphs (absolute) was 3.7 high. Should I be worried?

Dr. Leclair: 

The WHO definition of CLL requires an absolute lymphocyte count of greater than 5.0 and the demonstration of a single clone of cells.

If your cells are not monoclonal, then you do not fit the definition of CLL.

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