I am new. I am here for my dearest brother who was diagnosed with CLL a few years back. His WBC is now so high that a hospital has to read the test. We don't know for sure what it is at the moment because of this process, but we think it is probably around 160,000 to 180,000 (just an estimate). The limit for the lab they were previously working with was 150,000.
My question is obviously with regards to WBC levels. What is the highest anyone has seen or experienced here? My brother seems to be just a little more tired than usual, but he also thinks this could be because we are having a record heatwave. He doesn't know positively that it has anything to do with his leukemia because he is usually more tired in the summer due to the heat (he does not have air conditioning either). He just recently got a bone marrow biopsy and a CT scan for spleen involvement, etc. We will find out more soon, but his RBC is still above the danger level.
Just trying to get an idea how high the WBC can go and someone is still fine with few serious or debilitating symptoms. Thank you!