Eosinophils are one of five types of WBCs found in the human body; all are produced by the bone marrow.
Eosinophils account for less than 7% of all circulating white blood cells and have two distinct functions: they destroy invading germs and create an inflammatory response, particularly if an allergy is involved. A healthcare professional may recommend an eosinophil count if you’ve already had a blood differential test and the results were abnormal. Specifically, an eosinophil count may be useful in the diagnoses of the following:
- An allergic reaction
- Infection by a parasite
- Cushing’s disease (a disorder caused by too much of the steroid hormone cortisol)
Normal reference range:
The normal reference range of Eosinophils is 1 to 7% of your total white blood cell count.
Find out what it means if your Eosinophils values are too high or too low @ https://healthmatters.io/understand-blood-test-results/eosinophils-1.
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