Definitions for "Absolute Neutrophil Count"
Keywords:  neutrophils, anc, granulocyte, seg, wbc
The corrected number of neutrophils present in the white blood cell count. Also named Absolute Granulocyte Count. Formula: (% neutrophils + % bands) * WBC = ANC
The absolute number of white blood cells that are neutrophils or bands in a sample of blood. More Information.
Also known as absolute granulocyte or AGC. Total count of the neutrophils in the blood, which provides an indication of a person's ability to fight infection. To calculate the ANC, add the percentages of seg neutrophils and band neutrophils, divide by 100, and multiply by the total white blood count.