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Differential leucocyte Count

200
4.2
NABL, ISO
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Overview
Interpreting Results
Tests Included

Overview of DLC

Why is DLC done?


    1. As a part of complete blood count (CBC) or routine health examination 
    2. If you have signs or symptoms of infection or inflammation like fever, chills, body aches, headaches 


Preparation for DLC

  • No special preparation required

Sample Type for DLC

The sample type collected for Differential leucocyte Count is: Blood

Interpreting DLC results

Interpretations

    • High neutrophil count (neutrophilia) can be seen in acute bacterial infections, inflammation, burns while lower values (neutropenia) may be seen in aplastic anemia, autoimmune disorders, drug reactions or chemotherapy 
    • High lymphocyte count (lymphocytosis) may be seen in acute viral infections, tuberculosis, lymphocytic leukemia while lower values (lymphopenia) may be seen in bone marrow damage, aplastic anemia, autoimmune disorders 
    • High monocyte count (monocytosis) may be seen in chronic infections like tuberculosis, bacterial endocarditis, collagen vascular disorders, inflammatory bowel diseases while lower values may be seen in bone marrow damage 
    • High eosinophil count (eosinophilia) can be seen in asthma, allergies, drug reactions, parasitic infections, while lower levels are rare and medically insignificant 
    • High basophil count (basophilia) may be seen in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) while lower levels are medically insignificant 



Tests Included in Differential leucocyte Count(6 tests)

  • Differential Eosinophil Count
  • Differential Neutrophil Count
  • Differential Monocyte Count
  • Differential Granulocyte Count
  • Differential Lymphocyte Count
  • Differential Basophil Count

Provided By

NABL

ISO

The CLINICAL LABORATORY of Shahbazker’s Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd., Colaba is the 5th lab in Mumbai & 21st in India to be granted accreditation by NABL, and the 1st Lab in Mumbai and 2nd in India to be accredited under ISO 15189 (specific for medical Laboratories). NABL is a body under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Its criteria are based on ISO 15189:2007.

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