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Absolute Neutrophil Count

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NABL, ISO
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What is ANC?

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 patient’s risk of infections.

Why is ANC done?

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




Preparation for ANC

  • No special preparation required

Sample Type for ANC

The sample type collected for Absolute Neutrophil Count is: Blood

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ISO

About One Diagnostics

Today Pathological investigations play a major role in medical science and patient treatment. One Diagnostics started operations in 2016 with our first centre of excellence being inaugurated at Kolkata. Operating out of a state of the art facility, we aim at providing the best in class reports using barcoded and fully automated systems and offer one of the fastest turn around time. To maintain best in industry quality standards, the laboratory currently participates in EQAS (External Quality Assurance Scheme) with Bio-Rad of USA, AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) and CMC Vellore. To maintain further precision Inter Laboratory Testing is done with NABL accredited labs.

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