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Clinical Laboratory Test:
whole blood — granulocytes

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Granulocytes are a type of white blood cell that are important for fighting infection. They can be acquired from a patient's whole blood by a process called differential leukocyte count. This involves taking a sample of the patient's blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the different types of white blood cells. The granulocytes are then identified and counted under a microscope. The number of granulocytes in the sample can then be used to help diagnose and monitor certain medical conditions.

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