ANC stands for absolute neutrophil count.

ANC is a measure of the number of neutrophil granulocytes present in the blood.

**Formula to calculate ANC.**

Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell that help the body fight infection.

Bands are immature polys and their function is to kill invaders of the body.

**Example:**

Calculate the ANC of a patient if his WBC count is 2,000, with 65% neutrophils and 5% bands.

Therefore, the patients ANC is 1,400.