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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Monocytes are a white blood cell that help the body to fight off infections. A low number of monocytes, called monocytopenia, is the result of a decrease in the overall level of white blood cells. 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 »

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 »