Absolute Neutrophil Count - Whole Blood

Absolute Neutrophil Count - Whole Blood

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Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) is a measure of the number of neutrophil granulocytes (also known as polymorphonuclear cells) present in the blood. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell that fights against infection

This Test Includes

Absolute Neutrophil Count

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Absolute Neutrophil count

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

ANC is usually ordered as a part of a complete blood count (CBC), which is a routine test if you have symptoms like fever, chills, body aches, infection, headache pointing to an acute infection. Also ordered if symptoms related to blood disorder, bone marrow disorder or autoimmune disease are present.

What is this test

Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC) is a measurement of the number of white blood cells (WBCs) in the blood. WBCs are the backbone of your immune system. Neutrophils are a type of WBCs and help destroy any bacteria and viruses that enter our bodies. It is increased in infections, a variety of inflammatory disorders and some myeloid neoplasms. Neutropenia (Lower neutrophil count) can be seen with various medications, including chemotherapy, toxins, bone marrow replacement (for example, metastatic tumor, granulomas), myelodysplastic syndromes, autoimmune disorders, and congenital disorders. Generally, the degree of neutropenia defines the patients risk of infections.