Talk:Absolute neutrophil count

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It would be helpful to put on this page what the normal ranges of the Absolute Neutrophil Count should be (approx 1500-8000 cells/mcl or cells/mm^3 of blood...taken from MedicineNet.com url: http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=20030) ToniAliAni

ANC[edit]

what are Bands that are used to calculate?

Bands are immature neutrophils. Not all labs report mature and immature neuts separately. WhatamIdoing 06:17, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Merge article[edit]

I think the content in this article fits well with, and should be merge with neutrophil granulocyte--Bwthemoose/Talk 16:33, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

I disagree. One is about measuring the ratio of different contents, the other is about one of the contents. It would be like merging snow and winter. Totnesmartin (talk) 10:31, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

How are the cells counted?[edit]

Could anybody please add some part to the article explaining how this counting is carried out in practice? I find it hard to believe that someone is looking through a microscope counting the cells one by one, but what is the alternative? Octonion (talk) 08:27, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

It's usually done by machine, but it can be done manually, exactly as you describe. See Complete blood count#Methods. WhatamIdoing (talk) 13:44, 20 June 2013 (UTC)