There will be two ways that neutrophils should be reported on your CBC results. As a % and as an absolute count. The % may say Polys(Segs) rather than neutrophils.
To understand your results you must look at both numbers. Your ABS count can be off but your % count can be OK and vice versa or both can be off.
If the % is off it may not be because the ABS Neutrophil count is low or high. It may be that another type of white blood cell is too high or too low. That throws the %s off. That's when you look at the ABS count and see if that is also abnormal. The various ratios and combinations tell the docs different things depending on the particular findings.
Usually on lab reports the lab gives a range for the ABS neutrophil count but not for the % since the % normal varies so much between patients.
Labtestsonline will not tell you the range for the ABS neutrophil count. That's because the normal range for all lab tests varies between labs depending on their protocols and test kits, etc. Normal ranges also vary according to gender, age and sometimes even race.
So it is impossible to tell you for sure whether your result of 4.71 ABS neutrophil count is normal.
I can tell you that both the labs we use give a normal range of 1.8 to 8.0 for ABS neutrophil count.
So it is likely that this result is within the normal range.
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Post Edited (rlsnights) : 9/22/2010 4:45:16 PM (GMT-6)