When to see a doctor

By Mayo Clinic Staff

A high white blood cell count is usually found when your doctor orders tests to help diagnose a condition you're already experiencing. It's rarely an unexpected finding or simply discovered by chance.

Talk to your doctor about what these results mean. A high white blood cell count, along with results from other tests, might already indicate the cause of your illness. Or your doctor may suggest other tests to further evaluate your condition.

Dec. 17, 2015