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A low monocyte count, called monocytopenia, can mean a person has an underlying infection or bone marrow problem. Monocytopenia can be caused by any conditions that lower the body's white blood cell count.

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Monocytes are a white blood cell that help the body to fight off infections. A low number of monocytes, called monocytopenia, is the result of a decrease in the overall level of white blood cells.

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Many things can cause a low absolute monocyte count including endotoxemia, bone marrow insufficiency and hairy cell leukemia, according to Lab Tests Online. Those receiving chemotherapy might also have low monocyte count...

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A monocyte blood test measures the number of monocytes, a type of white blood cell, in the blood. Doctors use the test to evaluate the function of the immune system and the bone marrow. It is also used to look for certai...

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An elevated level of monocytes, which are a type of white blood cell, typically points to a chronic inflammation. Because monocytes live longer than neutrophils, which are the first type of white blood cell to respond to...

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A high absolute neutrophil count may indicate inflammation, infection, stress, reaction to medication or the presence of cancer, according to HealthTap contributor Dr. Reid Blackwelder. In most instances, levels above 8,...

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