What is Absolute Eosinophil Count?
An absolute eosinophil count is a blood test that measures the number of white blood cells called eosinophils. Eosinophils become active when you have certain allergic diseases, infections, and other medical conditions
Purpose of Test
High numbers of eosinophils (eosinophilia) are usually associated with allergic diseases and infections from parasites such as worms.
A high eosinophil count may be due to:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Hay fever
A lower-than-normal eosinophil count may be due to:
- Alcohol intoxication
- Over production of certain steroids in the body (such as cortisol)
Test of Result Interpretation
20-500 cells/micro l.
No preparation required