The beleaguered band count

Clin Lab Med. 1993 Dec;13(4):895-903.


The detection of bandemia is reported to be valuable in the diagnosis of a number of infectious conditions. Many problems that have been identified with the assessment of bandemia, both technical and practical, raise doubts about the validity of these reports.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Appendicitis / blood
  • Cell Nucleus / pathology*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infections / blood
  • Leukocyte Count*
  • Neutrophils / pathology*
  • Reference Values