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Question: Low Bands

 tiffairy - Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:55 am

I've had consistently low results on the "bands" portion of my blood tests, it's always 0 ... should I take this up with a doctor? No one seems to be mentioning it to me, I only notice when I see my blood work myself.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:19 pm

User avatar Hello,

Band forms are immature neutrophils. They may be clinically significant when they are increased, a condition referred to as shift to the left. This suggests acute inflammation. The clinical significance of this finding has been debated.

Otherwise decreased bands detected on CBC are normal (even at 0%).

Best regards,

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