white blood cell count


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count

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a numerical computation or indication.
Addis count the determination of the number of erythrocytes, leukocytes, epithelial cells, and casts, and the protein content in an aliquot of a 12-hour urine specimen; used in the diagnosis and management of kidney disease.
blood count (blood cell count) see blood count.
blood count, complete a series of tests of the peripheral blood, including the erythrocyte count, erythrocyte indices, leukocyte counts, and sometimes platelet count.
blood count, differential differential leukocyte count.
erythrocyte count determination of the number of erythrocytes in a unit volume of blood that has been diluted in an isotonic solution, done with an automatic counter such as a flow cytometer. Called also red blood cell or red cell count.
leukocyte count determination of the number of leukocytes in a unit volume of blood, usually after the erythrocytes have been lysed and the blood has been diluted; it may be done either manually with a hemacytometer or electronically. See total leukocyte c. and differential leukocyte c. Called also white blood cell or white cell count.
leukocyte count, differential a leukocyte count that calculates the percentages of different types. See also total leukocyte count.
leukocyte count, total a leukocyte count measuring the total number of all the types in a given volume of blood. See also differential leukocyte count.
platelet count determination of the total number of platelets per cubic millimeter of blood; the direct platelet count simply counts the cells using a microscope, and the indirect platelet count determines the ratio of platelets to erythrocytes on a peripheral blood smear and computes the number of platelets from the erythrocyte count.
red blood cell count (red cell count) erythrocyte count.
reticulocyte count a calculation of the number of reticulocytes in 1 cu mm of peripheral blood, recorded either as an absolute number or as the percentage of the erythrocyte count. It provides a means of assessing the erythropoietic activity of the bone marrow.
white blood cell count (white cell count) leukocyte count.

white blood cell

leukocyte.

white blood cell count
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Stop antibiotics when the patient is afebrile for 48 hours or longer and/or the white blood cell count is normal.
IVBC / NRBC Staining Reagent used for XN Series Five Part Differential Hematology Analysers with unmatured granulocytes, reagent should have a pack size of 164 ml and should be able to label the nucleated cells in diluted and lysed blood samples for determination of white blood cell count, nucleated red blood cell count and basophil count in blood with automated hematology analyzers 82x2
Tests showed her white blood cell count had dropped and doctors were concerned.
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Those hoping to find guidance from a patient's white blood cell count should probably look elsewhere, Dr.
A high white blood cell count may indicate systemic involvement.
When Mr Jones was taken off the carbimazole in the hospital, his white blood cell count went up straight away, but his condition had already substantially deteriorated by that stage.
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Approximately 25% of patients with PV develop resistance to or intolerance of hydroxyurea and are considered to have uncontrolled disease, which is typically defined as hematocrit levels greater than 45%, elevated white blood cell count and/or platelet count, and may be accompanied by debilitating symptoms and/or enlarged spleen.