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Latest Edit: Hector 2014-03-24 (EDT)

See Also Lab Tests

Monocytes are part of a white blood cell count and differential.[1], [2]

Clinical Implications

High levels (referred to as monocytosis) indicate:

Low levels (referred to as monocytopenia) indicate:

  • drug therapy, such as prednisone


  1. Pagana Kathleen D, Pagana Timothy J (2006) Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, Mosby.
  2. Weatherby Dicken, Ferguson Scott (2002) Blood Chemistry and CBC Analysis: Clinical Laboratory Testing from a Functional Perspective, Bear Mountain.