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Absolute Basophil Count (ABC)

Interpreting Results

Overview of ABC

What is ABC?

Basophills are a type of white blood cells that are responsible for the secretion of histamines, serotonin and heparin in the blood to fight against allergies, parasitic infections or neoplastic disorders. Absolute basophil count in blood is basically performed to evaluate hypothyroidism and allergy. Basophills are neutral to viral and bacterial infections.

Why is ABC done?

An Absolute Basophil Count is needed when an individual is affected by an allergy or hypothyroidism. In such cases the basophils fight against the allergens and also when the thyroid levels go really high like in the case of hypothyroidism or too low as in hyperthyroidism.

Preparation for ABC

  • No special preparation required

Sample Type for ABC

The sample type collected for Absolute Basophil Count is: Blood

Interpreting ABC results


The normal test result for Absolute Basophil Count ranges from 0 to 300 cells per microliter of blood for men and women of any age.

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Established in 1995, Lifecare is the country's premier full-service diagnostic center with laboratory, providing expertise in imaging and digital pathology services. Our integrated diagnostic services help doctors personalize patient care to optimally treat disease and maintain health and wellness. We are committed to providing only the highest level of testing quality and service and working with you to provide unique solutions to your most challenging needs. A highly skilled team of medical professionals including physicians, scientists, medical technologists, medical technicians, lab assistants, biologists, chemists, microbiologists, geneticists, and other specialists work collaboratively. The department receives specimens for testing from patients and collection centers and is a reference laboratory for other clinics and hospitals both nationally and internationally. Lifecare's mission is to support the local delivery of laboratory services through the provision of exceptional reference laboratory services and by providing support services that facilitate and augment community integration efforts. We ensure Quality control programs that exceed industry guidelines for every patient sample. Proactive internal quality control team consisting of pathologists and laboratory personnel ensuring consistency and accuracy of specimen processing and diagnosis Our staff recognizes that specimens are patients, not just accession numbers in our lab. They are dedicated to combining the newest technologies, expertise, and quality in every sample they process.

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