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Normal WBC Count (WBC Count Range Chart)

Normal WBC count depends on the age and pregnancy in humans, to get the best interpretation, you must compare your WBC value to the Normal WBC count range which is on the right of your CBC blood test report.

  • WBC is: a medical term for “white blood cells”, white cells also called “Leucocytes”
  • Leucocytes is a general medical term for many blood cells that differ in their morphology and specific function, however all WBCs are made for body defense against microbes.
  • Automatic analyzers in most laboratories around the world can count the total WBC count precisely, thus the one can get the most accurate WBC count in CBC results.
  • Total WBC Count (TWC) or Total leucocytes count (TLC) is the total count of white blood cells in a blood sample.
  • Normal WBC count: is any value within a reference range, which is defined by hematologists and different labs.
  • High Leucocytes Count is leucocytosis.
  • Low Leucocytes Count is Leucopenia.

What does Normal WBC count mean?

Normal WBC count at birth is the highest count during the human life, this is due to activity of bone marrow at birth and to immunize the neonate upon birth, see normal CBC value in newborn, normal count range of white blood cells continue to be low as we go in the age until puberty, WBC count range elevated in the middle of pregnancy around 12 – 28th week LMP, read the complete CBC for pregnancy.

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A well defined table for accepted and allowed reference ranges for WBC count in different ages.

Table includes:

  • WBC normal count ranges for children: age 1 , 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 years old.
  • WBC normal count ranges for teenager male and female: age 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 20 years old.
  • Normal WBC count range for Adult man and women in pregnancy and non-pregnant female.

WBC Count

AgeNormal Count Range ×10^3/MCL
At Birth1,000 - 26,000
1- 3 Days Newborn7,000 - 23,000
1 Week Newborn6,000 - 21,000
3 - 9 Months Toddlers5,000 - 10,000
9 - 12 Months Toddlers6,000 - 17,500
1 - 2 Years Kid's6,000 - 16,000
2 - 6 Years Children5,000 - 15,000
6 - 12 Years Children4,500 - 14,500
12 - 18 years Adult Male4,500 - 13,000
12 - Years Adult female4,500 - 13,000
Adult Man4,000 - 11,000
Adult Woman (non-Pregnant)4,000 - 11,000
Pregnancy 1 - 12th Week5,000 - 13,000
Pregnancy 13 - 28th Week6,200 - 14,800
Pregnancy 29 - 40th week5,000- 13,000

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