Medical Tests

What are Basophils in a Blood Test?

What is the function of basophils? Basophils are a type of WBC or white blood cell granulocytes. They are the largest kind of WBC granulocytes but also the least common kind. They were discovered by German physician and Nobel Prize winner Paul Ehrlich in 1879. [Read More]

What is MCH In a Blood Test?

MCH is an abbreviation standing for mean corpuscular hemoglobin. The MCH is a calculation showing the average amount of hemoglobin in one red blood cell. A complete blood count test is very crucial in helping us observe the MCH levels in blood. It is a [Read More]

What is the function of Erythrocytes?

Erythrocytes also called red blood cells are a very important component of the blood. In medical terminologies, erythrocytes are derived from two words; ‘erythro’ and ‘cyte’. Erythro means red while cytes means cells. These blood cells are the principal means in which vertebrate organisms use [Read More]

Low Monocytes

Monocytes are a type of WBCs or white blood cells that are created in the bone marrow. They are an integral component of the immune system and help fight infections.Their distinguishing feature is their big, notched kidney-shaped nucleus. Medically termed as ‘monocytopenia,’ low monocyte count [Read More]

What does a positive TB test look like?

TB (Tuberculosis) is caused by bacteria, (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs. Tuberculosis is curable and preventable. TB is spread from person to person through air. Person suffering from Tb transmits its germs through spitting, cough, sneezing. Only few germs are required to [Read More]