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What does high bands in blood test mean and how to correct this?
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Could be infection.
A high band count usually refers to how many white blood cells are actively maturing.
When the band count is high, it usually refers to an escalating infection, or due to some other major stress. Talk to your doctor to find out why. Uncontrolled infections can be life-threatening.

In brief: Could be infection.
A high band count usually refers to how many white blood cells are actively maturing.
When the band count is high, it usually refers to an escalating infection, or due to some other major stress. Talk to your doctor to find out why. Uncontrolled infections can be life-threatening.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Increased production
When the bone marrow accelerates the production of white blood cells, usually in response to an infection, slightly immature white blood cells are released into circulation.
Bands are slightly immature white blood cells. By itself, high band count does not need treatment, the cause of high band count needs to be ascertained and treated.

In brief: Increased production
When the bone marrow accelerates the production of white blood cells, usually in response to an infection, slightly immature white blood cells are released into circulation.
Bands are slightly immature white blood cells. By itself, high band count does not need treatment, the cause of high band count needs to be ascertained and treated.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Infection or worse
High bands are due to presence of early forms of a type of white blood cells in the blood counts.
This happens when there is a stress on the blood production due to infection, inflammation or sometimes due to blood cancers.

In brief: Infection or worse
High bands are due to presence of early forms of a type of white blood cells in the blood counts.
This happens when there is a stress on the blood production due to infection, inflammation or sometimes due to blood cancers.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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