Neutrophils are the most common type of white blood cells. Comprise about 45 to 70% of all white blood cells.
What are neutrophils
Such leukocytes phagocyt, meaning 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.
Neutrophils can be divided into bands and segmented neutrophils.
Absolute neutrophil count
The reference range for absolute neutrophil count (ANC) in adults is1500-8000 neutrophils per microliter of blood.
Low neutrophil count
A deficiency of neutrophils is called neutropenia and can be congenital or acquired, for example, in certain types of anemia and leukemia, or as a side effect of chemotherapy.
Since neutrophils are such an important part of the immune response, for neutropenia severe, bacteria normally present in the mouth and digestive tract can cause infections. Read more →
High neutrophil count
A elevated blood neutrophil levels,a condition known as neutrophilia may indicate an infection or physical stress. An elevated neutrophil count is a sign that something in your body has triggered an immune response. Read more →