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White Blood Cell Differential Tables.

White Blood Cell Differential Tables. There has been an increasing conviction in recent years among clinicians and laboratory workers that the finer diagnostic value of the differential leukocyte count resides in the absolute rather than the relative number of each type of cell present. Consequently many laboratories now report the differential count in terms of the actual number of polymorphonuclear leukocytes, lymphocytes, monocytes and eosinophils, instead of in the traditional percentage figures. This information is of particular significance in cases of illness in infants and children and in cases of leukopenia and leukocytosis. Ordinarily the absolute value for each type of cell may be obtained from the conventional differential count by calculation of the given percentage of the total count. This procedure is time consuming when large numbers of counts are done, and to obviate this the author has prepared a set of convenient tables. Besides providing the reader with tables for rapidly computing the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

White Blood Cell Differential Tables.

American journal of diseases of children , Volume 68 (4) – Oct 1, 1944

White Blood Cell Differential Tables.

Abstract


There has been an increasing conviction in recent years among clinicians and laboratory workers that the finer diagnostic value of the differential leukocyte count resides in the absolute rather than the relative number of each type of cell present. Consequently many laboratories now report the differential count in terms of the actual number of polymorphonuclear leukocytes, lymphocytes, monocytes and eosinophils, instead of in the traditional percentage figures. This information is...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1944 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
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1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020100064018
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Abstract

There has been an increasing conviction in recent years among clinicians and laboratory workers that the finer diagnostic value of the differential leukocyte count resides in the absolute rather than the relative number of each type of cell present. Consequently many laboratories now report the differential count in terms of the actual number of polymorphonuclear leukocytes, lymphocytes, monocytes and eosinophils, instead of in the traditional percentage figures. This information is of particular significance in cases of illness in infants and children and in cases of leukopenia and leukocytosis. Ordinarily the absolute value for each type of cell may be obtained from the conventional differential count by calculation of the given percentage of the total count. This procedure is time consuming when large numbers of counts are done, and to obviate this the author has prepared a set of convenient tables. Besides providing the reader with tables for rapidly computing the

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American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1944

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