The neutrophil are the most common type of white blood cell, comprising about 50-70% of all white blood cells. Are phagocytic, which means that other cells can ingest, although they do not survive the act. Neutrophils are the first immune to infection reaching a cell, through a process known as chemotaxis.
Low neutrophils count
A neutrophil deficiency is called neutropenia and may be congenital or acquired, for example, in certain types of anemia and leukemia, or as a side effect of chemotherapy. Since neutrophils are an important part of the immune response, if you have severe neutropenia – less than about 500 cells per microliter of blood – bacteria normally present in the mouth and digestive tract can cause infections. Read More →
High neutrophil count
The elevated levels of neutrophils in the blood, a condition known as neutrophilia, may indicate an infection or physical stress. A high neutrophil blood count is a sign that something in your body has triggered an immune response. Read More →