White Blood Cell Count Range

    white blood

  • (White-blooded) The crocodile icefish or white-blooded fish (Channichthyidae) are a family of perciform fish found in the cold waters around Antarctica and southern South America. Fifteen species of crocodile icefish are known. They feed on krill, copepods, and other fish.

    cell count

  • The number of cells per linear inch or centimeter, expressed as pores per inch or pores per centimeter.
  • A complete blood count (CBC), also known as full blood count (FBC) or full blood exam (FBE) or blood panel, is a test panel requested by a doctor or other medical professional that gives information about the cells in a patient’s blood.
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  • scope: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: “the range of a supersonic jet”; “a piano has a greater range than the human voice”; “the ambit of municipal legislation”; “within the compass of this article”; “within the scope of an investigation”; “outside the reach
  • roll: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; “The gypsies roamed the woods”; “roving vagabonds”; “the wandering Jew”; “The cattle roam across the prairie”; “the laborers drift from one town to the next”; “They rolled from town to town”
  • The scope of a person’s knowledge or abilities
  • The area of variation between upper and lower limits on a particular scale
  • A set of different things of the same general type
  • change or be different within limits; “Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion”; “Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent”; “The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals”; “My students range from very bright to dull”

white blood cell count range

Kookoolan Farms Raw Milk

Kookoolan Farms Raw Milk
Kookoolan Farms is a small integrated farm in Yamhill, OR that specializes in raw Jersey dairy and free range chickens for meat and eggs.

This is their milking parlor right after a milking session. The cows get a little grain with their milking session including some whole wheat which the cows don’t digest but encourages the cickens to scratch through the manure.

They test each batch of milk for Somatic Cell Count before it is bottled and sold. The Somatic Cell Count tests for white blood cells which indicate an immune response on the part of the cow. Chrissie, the farmer at Kookoolan, notes that her milk regularly tests in the low 100s count per million. In Washington and California where raw milk is licesensed by the state milk must test under 10,000 to be sold. I recently found an article addressing commercial dairy farmers attempts to keep somatic cell counts under 100,000.

Maybe the Pus-In-Milk Guy (er, PETA activist) who set up his table at our college campus wasn’t really all that wrong….

white blood cells: segmented neutrophile!

white blood cells: segmented neutrophile!
it’s totally amazing to know that this is MY OWN BLOOD and in it, there’s such a damn cool cell my bone marrow produced. wee!

Neutrophils are the most abundant type of white blood cells in mammals and form an essential part of the innate immune system. They are the predominant cells in pus, accounting for its whitish/yellowish appearance.