Neutrophil Antibody Screen

Alternate Names

  • Granulocyte Antibodies
  • PMN Ab (Polymorphonucleocyte Antibodies)
  • Antigranulocyte Antibodies
  • Antineutrophil Antibodies
  • Neutrophil Antibodies
  • Leukoaglutinin

Antibodies are produced by the body as a normal response to an infection. A Neutrophil Antibody Screen measures the presence and amount of antibodies in the blood that the body has made against neutrophils, which are a component of white blood cells (WBCs). Increased neutrophil antibody levels are seen in people who have had a previous blood transfusion reaction and is usually caused by antibodies in the donor's blood against the recipient's WBCs.

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