Here is a brief explanation of the important blood tests:

  • Neutrophils (abbreviation Neut) are a type of white blood cell. In fact, most of the white blood cells that lead the immune system’s response are neutrophils. There are four other types of white blood cells. Neutrophils are the most plentiful type, making up 55 to 70 percent of your white blood cells. Reference
  • White blood cells (abbreviation WBC) are part of the body’s immune system. They help the body fight infection and other diseases. Reference
  • Hemoglobin (abbreviation Hgb) is a protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen to your body’s organs and tissues and transports carbon dioxide from your organs and tissues back to your lungs. If a hemoglobin test reveals that your hemoglobin level is lower than normal, it means you have a low red blood cell count (anemia). Reference
  • Platelets (abbreviation PLT) are tiny blood cells that help your body form clots to stop bleeding. If one of your blood vessels gets damaged, it sends out signals to the platelets. The platelets then rush to the site of damage. they form a plug (clot) to fix the damage. Reference