Absolute Lymphocyte Count

Lymphocytes are one of the five types of white blood cell subtypes. White blood cells build a strong Immune system of the body to fight against infectious diseases. While microbes cause infections and allergies increase lymphocyte levels. ALC test is performed as a differential diagnosis to determine the lymphocyte count of the blood for diagnosing infections as a tool of screening.
Test Code: 649
₹ 140.00



Lymphocytes are WBCs that produce specifically two subtypes of lymphocytes called T-cells and B-cells (they combat foreign invading pathogens and cancer cells by cell-mediated and humoral immunity antibodies. Lymphocytes are vital components of WBCs. The role of lymphocytes is to combat infections. High lymphocyte count indicates infection, inflammation, leukemia, etc.

High lymphocytes in the blood are called lymphocytosis. It could be due to infections (bacterial, viral, and others), cancer of the blood or lymphatic system, autoimmune diseases, and inflammation.  Symptoms of high lymphocytosis are swollen lymph nodes, shortness of breath, splenomegaly, fatigue, fever and infections, loss of weight and appetite, etc. Low lymphocytes in the blood are called lymphopenia or lymphocytopenia. It can be due to cold or other infections, intense physical exercise, severe stress, or malnutrition. When the lymphocytes are low, the body becomes prone to infections to bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other parasites, etc. symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, enlarged lymph nodes, painful joints, skin rashes, and night sweats, etc. Other associated tests include flow cytometry, antibody blood test, bone marrow aspirate, bone marrow biopsy, cytogenic and molecular testing, etc.

General instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample drawn from the vein/fingertip prick for capillary blood. Test Preparation: Get suggestions from your doctor.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presentingcomplaints / signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.  

This Multi-Specialty Clinical Referral Laboratory “RTDIAGNOSTICS” provides precise and accurate tests with an extensive range of testing services to the medical centers to help in the diagnosis and identification of pathology in the test specimens for infectious diseases and also to evaluate the function of organ systems of the patient. It prevents further complications and helps to stabilize and restore health to near normalcy at the earliest without delay.