Eosinophil count - absolute

Eosinophil count - absolute

Alternative Names:

Eosinophils; Absolute eosinophil count
Normal Values:

Less than 350 cells/mcl (cells per microliter)

What abnormal results mean:

Increased eosinophils (eosinophilia) is most often associated with allergic diseases and parasites (such as worms).

Possible disorders include:

Medications that may cause an increase in eosinophils include:
  • amphetamines (appetite suppressants)
  • tranquilizers
  • bulk-type laxatives containing psyllium
  • certain antibiotics
Fewer than normal eosinophils may be associated with:
  • alcohol intoxication
  • excessive production of adrenocorticosteroids (such as cortisol)

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