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.
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.