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 »

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 »

An elevated level of monocytes, which are a type of white blood cell, typically points to a chronic inflammation. Because monocytes live longer than neutrophils, which are the first type of white blood cell to respond to... More »

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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 »

A specific type of white blood cell — the B lymphocytes — produce antibodies as part of the immune system. When lymphocytes detect the presence of a destructive substance — an antigen — the immune system reacts by formin... More »