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Lymphocytes - Absolute Count Test

Lymphocytes - Absolute Count Test

also known as: Leukocyte Differential Count , Peripheral Differential , WBC Count Differential , Diff , Blood Differential , Differential Blood Count

Absolute Lymphocyte Count test is done on a sample of blood to calculate the level of Absolute Lymphocyte Count in the blood. It is performed to detect Infectious Mononucleosis, Leukemia, Lymphoma and Tuberculosis. It is also known as ALC Automated Blood. Lymphocytes are one of numerous dissimilar types of white blood cells. Each type of white blood cell has a specific function, and they all work together to fight illness and disease.

No special preparation is needed for Absolute Lymphocyte Count. Inform your healthcare professional if you are on any medications or have any prior medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Absolute Lymphocyte Count. Your healthcare professional depending on your condition will give specific instructions. On the day of the test, you may to have wear a T-shirt or short-sleeved shirt to let easier contact while drawing the blood

Absolute Lymphocyte Count Test may be done for many reasons. Absolute Lymphocyte Count Test may be used to decide if a medical state is improving or worsening. Absolute Lymphocyte Count Test may also be utilized to measure the achievement or failure of a medication or treatment plan. Absolute Lymphocyte Count Test is required if you have:

    • Bacteria in blood
    • Chronic leukemia
    • Lymphocytopenia
    • Lymphocytosis
    • Mono
    • SARS - Severe acute respiratory syndrome
    • Weakened immune system

  • Absolute Lymphocyte Count is done using automated method on a Blood sample. For this test 5 ml of blood is collected in a tube containing EDTA as anticoagulant. The blood is drawn out from the needle by a nozzle, stored in a vessel and sealed with your name this sample is saved in the research laboratory for examination

    Specimen
    Whole Blood
    Volume
    1.6ml
    Container
    Lavender-top (EDTA) microcollection tube
    Type Gender Age-Group Value
    Lymphocytes - Absolute Count
    UNISEX
    All age groups
    1300 - 3500 cells per microliter
    Average price range of the test is between Rs.70 to Rs.250 depending on the factors of city, quality and availablity.

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