What are basophilic granulocytes?
Basophilic granulocytes are a type of white blood cells that are formed in the bone marrow from stem cells that develop into granulocytes.
Why analyze basophilic granulocytes?Basophilic granulocytes are analyzed to assess whether there are any problems with the bone marrow or whether there are any diseases or infections in the body.
What can a low value of basophilic granulocytes mean?
A low value can be a sign of an infection or a disease in the bone marrow.
What can a high value of basophilic granulocytes mean?
A high value of basophilic granulocytes may indicate an allergic reaction or a form of leukemia.Differential count of B cells
Differential count is a medical examination that aims to determine the proportion of different types of white blood cells (leukocytes) in a blood sample. The differential count is an important part of a complete blood count and can provide important information about the general state of the immune system and any problems or diseases that may be related to white blood cells.
Differential counting can be done both by mechanical classification (most common) and by examining the blood under the microscope where different types of white blood cells are counted; neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, basophils and eosinophils. Each type of white blood cell has its own function and a change in the level of these cells can provide information about what is happening in the body.