The six major types of leukocytes that are present in a blood sample are lymphocytes, eosinophils, monocytes, neutrophils, basophils, and band or young neutrophils. Leukocytes play an essential role as a part of our immune system. They protect us from infections caused by foreign agents like bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and microbes.
Why is the DLC Test done?
Your doctor may recommend a DLC test if they suspect the presence of certain medical conditions like infections, anemia, leukemia, autoimmune disorders, etc. These diseases generally manifest themselves through symptoms like fever, chills, headache, and body pain. Some other symptoms are unexplained bruising, fatigue, weakness, sudden weight loss, etc.
This test may be recommended as a part of a routine checkup or along with the complete blood count (CBC) test. It may also be advised when a patient is undergoing treatment for some other medical condition.