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Absolute Lymphocyte Count in Hyderabad

(ALC)
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Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
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Understanding Absolute Lymphocyte Count in Hyderabad


What is Absolute Lymphocyte Count in Hyderabad?

An Absolute Lymphocyte Count test measures the number of lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, in the blood. This test is a key indicator of infections, autoimmune disorders, immunodeficiency syndromes, stress, etc. It is often done as part of a complete blood count test that also measures other types of blood cells. 

What does Absolute Lymphocyte Count measure?

An Absolute Lymphocyte Count test measures the total number of lymphocytes in the blood. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cells that play an important role in your immune system and help your body fight disease and infection. There are two main types of lymphocytes:

  • T lymphocytes (T cells): T cells control your body’s immune system response and directly attack and kill infected cells and tumor cells.

  • B lymphocytes (B cells): B cells make antibodies. Antibodies are proteins that target viruses, bacteria, and other foreign pathogens.

Lymphocytes help your immune system remember every antigen (a foreign substance) it comes in contact with. After an encounter, some lymphocytes turn into memory cells. When these memory cells run into an antigen again, they recognize it and quickly respond. It is also the reason why getting vaccinated helps prevent certain diseases.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Absolute Lymphocyte Count in Hyderabad


Frequently Asked Questions about Absolute Lymphocyte Count in Hyderabad

Q. Why is an ALC test important?

An ALC test is an important marker of the functioning of your immune system. Changes in lymphocyte count can indicate a wide range of health conditions, such as infections, autoimmune disorders, immunodeficiency syndromes, etc.

Q. How is an ALC test done?

AN ALC test is done using a sample of blood that is withdrawn from a patient’s vein. The blood sample is collected in a vial and sent to the lab for analysis.

Q. Is there any risk associated with an ALC test?

There is no risk associated with this test. However, as a needle is used to prick and take out your blood sample, you may experience bleeding, swelling, or blood collection under the skin, which is usually self-limiting. If these symptoms do not recede, consult your doctor.

Q. What does a high lymphocyte count mean?

A high lymphocyte count may indicate the presence of an infection or other significant illnesses.

Q. What does a low lymphocyte count mean?

A low lymphocyte count may indicate that your immune system is working at a suboptimal level.
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