What Is the Absolute Basophil Count?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 28, 2020 8:18:55 PM ET

The absolute basophil count recommended for adults is 0 to 190 cells per microliter, whereas the absolute basophil count recommended for children is approximately 20 cells per microliter, as reported by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Basophils are one of the five white blood cells that are found in the lymphatic system of the human body, and play an extremely important role in ensuring that the proper amount and type of histamines and chemicals are released when the body is under attack by foreign pathogens. Basophils are mostly used by the body to deal with allergies.