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Overview

Immature Granulocytes Test

Immature Granulocytes Test

Granulocytes are the white blood cells which have small proteins containing granules. The specific categories are neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils. In the stem of the bone marrow of a person, granulocytes are present. The immature granulocytes are basically part of an immune system which response to infection in bone marrow of a person. Immature granulocytes are a white blood cell which only comes when there is an infection or indication of an infection to the bone marrow of a person. It's most common in the elderly and young infants the increase of immature granulocytes. A blood test is required to test the infection of immature granulocytes.

The Immature Granulocytes test is the common lgE blood test in which a small amount of blood sample is required for checking whether the patient have inflation or infection in bone marrow. It is advised that patient should wear half sleeve shirt or easily foldable sleeves shirt on the day of test as blood sample are usually taken from the veins of the elbow. As mentioned above it is the common type of lgE blood test which requires no fasting and patient can carry on with their normal diet on the day of the test. Unless advised by the doctor, no fasting is required for the test.

The use of blood test for immature granulocytes is that it diagnoses the inflammation or infection caused to the bone marrow of a person. It is also useful in detecting the other bone marrow disorders of a person. The immature granulocytes are also closely related to chronic myelogenous leukemia or CML and are helpful in detecting that. CML is basically a rare blood cell cancer that begins in the bone marrow and it mostly occurs in older adults. If there are symptoms of fatigue, frequent infections, abnormal bleeding, loss of appetite, pale skin, and excessive sweating during sleep, one should definitely get this test done.

A small amount precisely few milliliters will be drawn out from the veins of the patient by the healthcare professional. For small children or infants blood can be drawn from puncturing the skin with the help of a needle.
• An antiseptic is used first to clean the skin surface.
• For the veins to swell up an elastic band is placed around the upper arm.
• A needle is inserted into the vein to draw blood and is collected in a vial or syringe.
The sample is carried in the vessel to the laboratory with your name placed over the vessel

Specimen
whole blood
Volume
4ml
Container
purple/ lavender top tube container
Type Gender Age-Group Value
Immature Granulocytes
UNISEX
All age groups
negative
Rs 2500- Rs 4000

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