According to MedicineNet.com, the absolute neutrophil count is the real number of white blood cells that can be classified as neutrophils. The count cannot be measured directly; instead other blood tests are used to calc... More »

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A high absolute neutrophil count may indicate inflammation, infection, stress, reaction to medication or the presence of cancer, according to HealthTap contributor Dr. Reid Blackwelder. In most instances, levels above 8,... More »

According to MedicineNet, the absolute neutrophil count is a laboratory test that indirectly measures the number of neutrophils in a patient's blood. The number of neutrophils is computed by multiplying the total white b... More »

The absolute neutrophil count, or ANC, is the count of neutrophils per microliter of blood. The neutrophil is the most important infection-fighting white blood cell, and acts particularly against bacteria and fungi. A he... More »

A low neutrophil count, or neutropenia, is clinically significant because neutrophils are a type of white blood cell that help fight off infection. Patients become more vulnerable to infectious diseases, especially bacte... More »

A neutrophils blood test, or absolute neutrophil count, determines the number of neutrophils in the blood as part of a larger panel known as a complete blood count, according to the American Cancer Society. Typical ANC v... More »

A blood test indicating a low granulocyte count means that a patient has a lower number of certain types of white blood cells, particularly neutrophils, than is normal, according to the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative. A... More »