How to check your Basophils levels with a home fingerprick blood test kit
What Is A Basophils Test For?
Basophils are a white blood cell responsible for allergic responses and fighting infections.
They should make up about 1% or less of your total white blood cell count.
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Basophils Testing UK Statistics 2021
3.8% of people tested have Basophils levels which are too high.
The average Basophils result is 0.1 x10^9/L
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Men tend to report higher Basophils in their blood than women.
As many as one in twenty-four men tested have high levels of Basophils
of people have Basophils blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 96.2% with normal results?
What If Basophils Test Levels Are High?
An abnormally high basophil level is called basophilia. It can be a sign of chronic inflammation in your body. Or it can mean that a condition is causing too many white blood cells to be produced in your bone marrow.
If persistently high levels are maintained then further investigation is required to determine the cause.
What If Basophils Test Levels Are Low?
A low basophil level is called basopenia. It can be caused by infections, severe allergies, or an overactive thyroid gland.
How To Test Basophils?
The Basophils Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Basophils in a fingerprick blood sample.
You can check your Basophils levels by buying a home fingerprick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Full Blood Count (FBC) Home Test Kit includes a Basophils test and is available for just £59.
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Other Biomarkers Often Tested With Basophils
- Blood Film
- Full Blood Count (FBC)
- Haematocrit (PCV)
- Haemoglobin (Hb)
- Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (MCH)
- Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC)
- Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)
- Mean Platelet Volume (MPV)
- Platelet Count
- Red Cell Count (RBC)
- Red Cell Distribution Width (RCDW)
- White Cell Count (WBC)