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Through the Microscope: Blood Cells - Life's Blood

Band neutrophil

Band neutrophils comprise approximately 1 to 3% of the peripheral leukocytes. They are usually 9 to 15 µm in diameter. The nucleus forms a "U" or curled rod prior to segmentation. The chromatin pattern is coarse and clumped. The cytoplasm is moderate to abundant with a few nonspecific granules and many specific granules.

Band neutrophils