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AmpathChat #19 - Three Extra Helpful Parameters On The FBC


Feb 28, 2017 | Haematology

Author: Kim Alexander - Editor: Dr Bennie Vorster

With the exception of pregnant women and neonates, the presence of immature granulocytes (IG) in the blood indicates a response to infection, inflammation or other stimuli of the bone marrow. Having a six-part differential count facilitates new diagnostic possibilities. The IG count includes stab cells, metamyelocytes and myelocytes, and requires a specific Sysmex analyser (XE-2100) for determination.

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