An increase in band neutrophils typically means that the bone marrow has been signaled to release more WBCs and increase production of WBCs, also known as a "left shift". Blood reference ranges for neutrophilic band cells in adults are 3 to 5% of white blood cells, or up to 0.7 x109/L. An increase in the percentage of neutrophils (neutrophilia) is seen with an infection. When doing a differential WBC count, neutrophils are usually divided into segs a mature neutrophil having a segmented nucleus and bands an immature neutrophil with an incompletely segmented or banded nucleus.
No special preparation is needed for Band Cell Count. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Band Cell Count. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
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|> 10% indicates infection