Monday, August 9, 2010

Differential leukocyte Count (DLC)

Differential leukocyte Count (DLC)
                                               Normal Range
Granulocytes
    Percentage
Agranulocytes
   Percentage
Neutrophils
    54-62 %
 Lymphocytes
    20- 40 %
Eosinophils
     1-4 %
 Monocytes
     3-7 %
Basophils
     < 1 %




Indications
 Support diagnosis of various infections and inflammation; 
diagnosis of myeloproliferative disorders;
neutrophil and band counts may be useful in acute appendicitis and 
neonatal sepsis with moderate sensitivity and specificity

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