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The human body encompasses several kinds of White Blood Cells (WBC), which actively work to protect you against bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. There are 5 kinds of WBC, and Basophils are one of them. It makes up around 0.5%-1% of the entire WBC population.
Despite making for a considerably small portion of the total WBC in the body, the basophils are highly responsible for keeping you healthy. Especially when an individual gets an infection from an open wound or sustained scratches from a mild fall, Basophils are what take the body on the road to recovery.
It originates in the bone marrow and is found throughout the body's tissues. They are crucial in the proper functioning of the immune system. Moreover, basophils ensure that you don't suffer from blood clotting and mediate allergic reactions.
If you’re suffering from a severe allergy, it may cause the basophils to fall. A high basophil level is not good either – it can be due to blood cancer.
To determine the level of basophils, your healthcare provider may suggest an Absolute Basophils Count (ABC) test. The test will also assess neoplastic illnesses, allergies, parasitic infections and hematologic diseases.
Additionally, the differential WBC count test may also include the ABC test, which is carried out to check for chickenpox or allergic responses. No viral and bacterial infections will impact the basophils level.
Getting the Absolute Basophils Count test is a good idea if:
Therefore, if you check any of the above boxes, it’s time to get the Absolute Basophils Count test. It will help in:
If your test report results range from between 0 to 300 cells per microliter of blood, you're clear.
If not, get yourself tested by Apollo 24|7! It’s convenient, easy to book, offers home testing and gives quick results.
Medically reviewed by Dr.Ravi Kiran Barigala, Internal Medicine from apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.
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The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results