Eosinophils is part of the Complete blood count. The number of white blood cells (Leuk) is the actual number of white blood cells in proportion to the blood volume. Either a decrease or an increase may be significant. There are five types of white blood cells, which carry out separate tasks in protecting the body against infection: neutrophils (Neut), lymphocytes (Lymf), monocytes (Mono), eosinophils (Eos), and basophils (Baso).
Eosinophils are white blood cells in the immunological defence system, participating in nearly all vital functions. They are also called granulocytes and their numbers respond to allergies and parasitic infections.
How to interpret the Eos test result?
Normally, the result is:
- over 18 years 0,03-0,44 xE9/l
Eosinophils is part of the Complete blood count.
What can cause elevated values of eosinophils
Elevated values can be caused by:
- Hay fever
- Medicinal substance allergy
- Parasitic infection
- Inflammation of a blood vessel (vasculitis)
- Hodgkin lymphoma
- Bone marrow disorders
- Crohn disease
Fasting is not required
This examination does not require fasting