CBC Test: White Blood Cells

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Dr. Blunt examines his patient's CBC and notices neutrophilia. Which of the following conditions is reasonable for Dr. Blunt to suspect in this situation?

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1.

When discussing white blood cell counts, or WBC, the term leukocytosis means there is a/an _____ in white blood cell count. Leukopenia means there is a/an _____ in the white blood cell count.


Which of these choices fills in the blanks in order?

2. Your physician reviews your CBC which indicates lymphocytosis. He tells you the cause is likely due to a parasitic infestation. Should you question his diagnosis? Why or why not?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the CBC test and white blood cells. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the essential characteristics of neutrophilia as well as knowing the essential characteristics of eosinophilia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The essential characteristics of neutrophilia
  • The essential characteristics of eosinophilia
  • The term denoting a viral infection or long standing inflammatory problem
  • What is most likely to occur as a result of neutrophilia
  • What a left shift in neutrophilia means

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as neutrophilia and leukopenia
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related CBC test and white blood cells lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the CBC test and white blood cells and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the CBC test and white blood cells

Additional Learning

To learn more about what a CBC test can show, review the corresponding lesson on the CBC Test: White Blood Cells. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the idea behind eukopenia
  • Identify the essential characteristics of neutrophilia
  • Know the essential characteristics of eosinophilia
  • Learn the term denoting a viral infection or long standing inflammatory problem
  • Appreciate what is most likely to occur as a result of neutrophilia
  • Understand what a left shift in neutrophilia means
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