Newcastle Laboratories

Neutrophil Count (part of FBC)

Clinical Background:

Multi-lobed Nucleated white blood cell, part of the immune system. Neutrophils are actively phagocytic and engulf bacteria and other micro-organisms and micro-particles. High neutrophil counts are ...

Multi-lobed Nucleated white blood cell, part of the immune system. Neutrophils are actively phagocytic and engulf bacteria and other micro-organisms and micro-particles. High neutrophil counts are associated with acute bacterial infection, inflammation and chronic myeloid leukaemia. Low neutrophil counts are associated with disorders affecting the immune system, exposure to harmful chemicals (and chemotherapy).

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Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Haematology

    Haematology

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Purple - EDTA

    Purple - EDTA

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Light Pink - EDTA

    Light Pink - EDTA

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    1.0ml

    1.0ml

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    0.5ml

    0.5ml

  • Special Requirement:

    Ensure adequate mixing.

    Ensure adequate mixing.

  • Sample Stability:

    24 hrs

    24 hrs

  • Transport Requirements:

    Samples should be transported to lab without delay

    Samples should be transported to lab without delay

  • Freq Analysis:

    Continuous

    Continuous

  • Add On Test:

    All urgent add ons via telephone on 0191 28 24718, and must be confirmed via email to the appropriate email address

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (internal)

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nh...

    All urgent add ons via telephone on 0191 28 24718, and must be confirmed via email to the appropriate email address

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (internal)

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (external)

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  • Quality Assurance:

    UK NEQAS Haematology

    UK NEQAS Haematology

  • Reference Ranges:

    The following should be used only as a guide as patient specific age and sex related ranges are available electronically.

    Neutrophils 2.0 - 7.0 x 10'9/L

    The following should be used only as a guide as patient specific age and sex related ranges are available electronically.

    Neutrophils 2.0 - 7.0 x 10'9/L

  • Other Info:

    As part of a full blood count.

    As part of a full blood count.

  • Routine Contact Name:

    Core Haem Senior

  • Routine Telephone:

    0191 282 0332

    0191 282 0332

  • Specialist Test:

    No

    No

  • Specialist Contact Name:

    Haematology/Haemostasis Health Care Scientist

    Haematology/Haemostasis Health Care Scientist

  • Specialist Telephone:

    0191 213 9758

    0191 213 9758

Availability:

All times, both sites

Turn Around:

Urgent within 1 hour.

Routine within 4 hours.

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