What are Neutrophils?
Neutrophils are white blood cells. There are five white blood cells in all. The other four are basophils, eosinophils, lymphocytes and monocytes. Neutrophil levels will appear abnormal on the WBC (white blood cell) count test if there is a condition of any kind affecting the immune system. However, certain conditions primarily affect neutrophils, including neutropenia. There are multiple types of neutropenia:
The main function of neutrophils is to fight off fungal or bacterial infections. When large numbers of neutrophils die pus is formed. Pus is a common symptom of infection.
Normal Value Range
- Negative Pregnancy Adult: 1.4 to 4.6X103/mm3X103/µl or 1.4 to 4.6X109/L
- Pregnancy Trimester One: 3.6 to 10.1X103/mm3X103/µl or 3.6 to 10.1X109/L
- Pregnancy Trimester Two: 3.8 to 12.3X103/mm3X103/µl or 3.8 to 12.3X109/L
- Pregnancy Trimester Three: 3.9 to 13.1X103/mm3X103/µl or 3.9 to 13.1X109/L