Syphilis And Wbc Count

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Definition

A WBC count is a blood test to measure the number of white blood cells (WBCs).

White blood cells help fight infections. They are also called leukocytes. There are five major types of white blood cells:

  • Basophils
  • Eosinophils
  • Lymphocytes (T cells and B cells)
  • Monocytes
  • Neutrophils

See also: Blood differential


Alternative Names

Leukocyte count; White blood cell count


How the test is performed

Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The...

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