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Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC)

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EDTA WB, NA, Fasting or Non Fasting: As suggested by doctor

sample requiredSample Required:

Blood sample drawn from a vein.

test timeTest Time:

The test is typically performed within a few hours after the blood sample is collected.

test normal rangeTest Normal Range:

The normal range for absolute neutrophil count can vary slightly depending on the laboratory and the patient’s age and health. A typical range is between 1500 to 8000 cells/microliter.

what is the testWhat is the Test?

The absolute neutrophil count measures the number of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, in a specific volume of blood. Neutrophils are a critical component of the immune system and play a key role in fighting bacterial infections.

test procedureTest Procedure:

The procedure involves a healthcare professional drawing a blood sample from a vein, usually from the arm.

when to take the testWhen to Take the Test:

A healthcare provider may recommend this test as part of a complete blood count (CBC) panel, which can be ordered for various reasons, including routine check-ups, during illness, or to monitor certain medical conditions.

who should take this testWho Should Take This Test:

Individuals with suspected or known infections, immune system disorders, or those undergoing certain medical treatments (such as chemotherapy) may undergo this test to assess immune system function.

precautions for exceptional casesPrecautions for Exceptional Cases (Pregnancy etc.):

Pregnant women and individuals with specific medical conditions should consult their healthcare provider before taking any blood test, including the absolute neutrophil count.



Q1: What does a low neutrophil count indicate?

A: A low neutrophil count (neutropenia) can increase susceptibility to bacterial infections. It may result from various medical conditions or treatments.

Q2: Can diet affect the neutrophil count?

A: A balanced diet contributes to overall health, including immune system function. However, specific dietary changes may not have an immediate impact on neutrophil count.

Q3: Can stress influence neutrophil count?

A: Chronic stress may affect the immune system, potentially impacting neutrophil levels. Consult a healthcare professional for comprehensive guidance.

Q4: What can cause a high neutrophil count?

A: An elevated neutrophil count can result from infections, inflammatory conditions, or certain medications.

Q5: Is a high neutrophil count always a sign of infection?

A: While infections can lead to increased neutrophil levels, other factors such as inflammation can also contribute. Consult a healthcare provider for proper interpretation.

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