White Cell Count (WBC) Testing
How to check your White Cell Count levels with a home fingerprick blood test kit
What Is A White Cell Count Test For?
A White Cell Count test is also known as a Leucocyte count or White count test.
A White Cell Count (WBC) test indicates the number of white blood cells in your blood.
White blood cells protect your body from infection and assist in your immune response.
The blood contains five main groups of white blood cells. These are neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils. Results for each of these cell types are also detailed separately.
Learn all about White Cell Count Testing:
- What Is A WBC Blood Test?
- What Is A White Blood Cell Count Used For?
- When Should I Take A WBC Blood Test?
- What Is The Process For An WBC Blood Test?
- What Is A Normal White Blood Cell Count?
- What Causes A High WBC?
- What Is Considered A High White Blood Cell Count?
- What Does A High WBC Mean?
- How Can I Decrease My White Blood Cell Count?
- What Causes A Low WBC?
- What Is Considered A Low White Blood Cell Count?
- What Does A Low WBC Mean?
- How Can I Increase My White Blood Cell Count?
- Further Reading On White Cell Count Tests At Home
White Cell Count Testing UK Statistics 2021
6.3% of people tested have White Cell Count levels which are too high.
And 0.7% have levels that are too low.
The average White Cell Count result is 6.6 x10^9/L
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Women tend to report higher white cell count blood levels in their blood than men.
As many as one in fifteen women tested have high levels of White Cell Count
of people have White Cell Count blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 93.0% with normal results?
What If White Cell Count Test Levels Are High?
A high white blood cell count can result from bacterial infections, inflammation and other blood disorders, trauma, medication, or following an operation.
Leucocytosis is the term given to an increased number of white blood cells.
What If White Cell Count Test Levels Are Low?
Low levels of white blood cells can result from many different situations.
These include following infection (particularly viral), diseases of the immune system, certain medication, vitamin deficiencies, liver disease, an enlarged spleen or occasionally an inflammatory condition.
Further testing and follow up with a medical professional is advised, as a low white cell count makes you more susceptible to infection.
How To Test White Cell Count?
The White Cell Count (WBC) Test allows you to accurately check your levels of White Cell Count in a fingerprick blood sample.
You can check your White Cell Count 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 White Cell Count test and is available for just £59.
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Other Biomarkers Often Tested With White Cell Count
- 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)