Band Count

Band Cells are premature or not fully developed forms of NEUTROPHILS and created by White Blood cells. They are mainly attacking the harmful pathogens associated with causing Diseases. During the infection, the body produced band cells in excess level. This test evaluates the band cell count in the blood to diagnose Bacterial infection, tissues damages, and inflammatory diseases.
Test Code: 1260
₹ 1,750.00


Why Band Count test?


Band Count is immature neutrophils produced by WBCs, undergoing granulopoiesis derived from metamyelocyte leading to a mature granulocyte. These band cells are seen excessively during infections. Bands are also known as stab cells, segmented bands, characterized by having a curved but not lobular nucleus. Apart from infections elevated band counts are also seen secondary to inflammation, tissue damage or necrosis, neoplasia, intoxication, metabolic abnormalities, hemorrhage, hemolysis, or certain drugs. Bandemia is the term used to describe many WBCs released by the bone marrow. This indicates infection or the presence of inflammation. Certain conditions associated with bandemia are leukemia, auto-immune diseases (multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, type-1 diabetes, etc), radiation, and/or therapy.  Symptoms of bandemia are easy bruising, excessive bleeding, fever, night sweats, fatigue, and frequent infections.

General instructions:

Sample RequirementSpecimen - Blood sample collected from the vein. Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/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.