absolute phagocyte count
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absolute phagocyte countAbbreviation: APC
The number of phagocytes (neutrophils and monocytes-macrophages) in a cubic millimeter of blood. The APC is the sum of the neutrophils (segs and bands), monocytes, and macrophages times one hundredth (1/100) of the white blood cell count.See: absolute neutrophil count; blood count
See also: count
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