What does high neutrophils count mean?
Having a high percentage of neutrophils in your blood is called neutrophilia. This is a sign that your body has an infection. Neutrophilia can point to a number of underlying conditions and factors, including: infection, most likely bacterial. noninfectious inflammation.
What is automated differential?
Automated differential blood count: Automated hematology instruments using multiple parameters and methods (such as fluorescence flow cytometry and impedance) are used to count and identify the 5 major white blood cell types in blood (so-called 5-part differential count): neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes.
What are segmented neutrophils?
Segmented neutrophils are the most mature neutrophilic granulocytes present in circulating blood. The diameter of a segmented neutrophil is approximately 9-15 microns and the N:C ratio is approximately 1:3. The cytoplasm of a segmented neutrophil resembles the cytoplasm of a band.
How much WBC count is normal?
The normal number of WBCs in the blood is 4,500 to 11,000 WBCs per microliter (4.5 to 11.0 × 109/L). Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different labs. Some labs use different measurements or may test different specimens. Talk to your provider about your test results.
Why would segmented neutrophils be high?
An increased percentage of neutrophils, called neutrophilia, may result from an inflammatory disorder (rheumatoid arthritis, gout), from infection (acute or chronic), from certain cancers (myelocytic leukemia), or from stressors (eclampsia in pregnant women, injury, burns).
What causes high segmented neutrophils?
Infection. This is the most common cause of a high neutrophil count. Most bacterial infections cause a high neutrophil count but not all of them do. Viral infections don’t generally cause neutrophilia but they may in the early stage of infection.
What happens if WBC is high?
Produced in your bone marrow, they defend your body against infections and disease. But, when there are too many white blood cells, it usually means you have infection or inflammation in your body. Less commonly, a high white blood cell count could indicate certain blood cancers or bone marrow disorders.