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Composition of white blood cells.

Postby crayonkazuyori » Sat May 16, 2009 4:48 pm

Hi i have found some contradicting information online and need help. I am not sure which information is the right one!! please help me =)

http://www.ivy-rose.co.uk/Topics/Blood_Structure&Functions.htm
This link says that basophils are 60-70% of leucocytes, neutrophils 2-4%, eosinophils 0.5%.

http://www.funsci.com/fun3_en/blood/blood.htm
http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/instruct/tcolvill/435/granulocytes.htm
while these 2 links tells me that there are about 50-70% of neutrophils, 2-4% eosinophils, and 0.5-1% of basophil.


The top link looks more like a better source because of all the diagrams, so i am not sure which of the information is the true one. Please help me and thanks in advance!!
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Postby MrMistery » Sat May 16, 2009 9:49 pm

the latter is right. basophils are definitely the least abundant type of blood cells, and neutrophils are the most common.
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Postby biohazard » Mon May 18, 2009 6:35 am

MrMistery is correct. Remember, though, that leukocyte counts vary quite a bit between individuals, and also in one individual between different time points. My own lymphocyte count is usually higher than neutrophil, though this is quite rare in humans in general.

Usually neutrophils are the most numerous, followed by lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils.
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