Monocytes are a type of white blood cell produced in the bone marrow. Their main function is to fight infection. A high absolute monocyte count occurs as a result of chronic infection. More »

Abnormally high counts of monocytes in the blood may be the result of chronic inflammatory disease, leukemia, parasitic infection, tuberculosis or a viral infection, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Mo... More »

A monocyte blood test measures the number of monocytes, a type of white blood cell, in the blood. Doctors use the test to evaluate the function of the immune system and the bone marrow. It is also used to look for certai... More »

Monocytes are a special type of white blood cell found in the body that ward off infection. Having too low or too high of a count can cause problems. More »

The number of monocytes, which are a type of white blood cell, in the blood often increases in response to an infection in the body. These cells work with other leukocytes to remove the tissue damaged by infection, accor... More »

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 »

A monocyte blood test measures the number of monocytes, a type of white blood cell, in the blood. Doctors use the test to evaluate the function of the immune system and the bone marrow. It is also used to look for certai... More »