ABSOLUTE NEUTROPHIL COUNT- ANC
Pre-test preparation or requirements
• Sample can be drawn at any time. No fasting or special preparation required.
• Sample should taken in Citrated or EDTA vial.
Male: 1500- 8000 cells/cmm
Female: 1500- 8000 cells/cmm
Significance of test
Neutrophils are a type of white blood cells and one of the immune system components responsible for combating bacterial infections. They are granulocytes that develop during hematopoiesis in the bone marrow before migrating into blood, after which they are terminally differentiated and do not multiply. Neutrophilia (increase in neutrophil count) is found in some infections like bacterial infection, sepsis, pyogenic infections etc. Neutropenia (decrease in neutrophil count) is found in immune diorders and some infections like typhoid.