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What is abnormal blood count?

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November 28, 2012 6:16PM

Blood cells include Erythrocytes, Leucocytes and Platelets.

Abnormal blood count means either increase or decrease in the count of one or more of these cells.

Leucocytes include Polymorphs, Lymphocytes, Eosinophils, Basophils, Monocytes etc. Any change in the percentage of these cells in called abnormality in differential count.

Sometimes cells in the Bone Marrow that are precursors of these cells, that normally are not seen in peripheral blood appear. This also can alter the blood count. So do some diseases of the bone marrow and lymphocytes.