Absolute neutrophil count: The real number of white blood cells (WBCs) that are neutrophils. The absolute neutrophil count is commonly called the ANC. The ANC is not measured directly. It is derived by multiplying the WBC count times the percent of neutrophils in the differential WBC count. Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) is a measure of the number of neutrophil granulocytes (also known as polymorphonuclear cells, PMN's, polys, granulocytes, segmented neutrophils or segs) present in the blood. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell that fights against infection.
No special preparation is needed for ANC. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing ANC. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||2000-7500 cells per microliter of blood|