According to MedlinePlus, the normal eosinophil count, or eos blood level, is less than 350 cells per microliter. The level is found by counting how many eosinophils are present per 100 cells in a blood sample. High levels can be caused by an allergic reaction like hay fever, a parasite or medicines, and a low count can be caused by alcohol intoxication or an overproduction of steroids in the body.Know More
MedlinePlus states that eosinophil levels may vary slightly according to the laboratory, but a high count helps doctors determine if a patient has acute hypereosinophilic syndrome, Cushing’s disease, an allergic reaction caused by hay fever, asthma, autoimmune diseases, leukemia or a parasite infection such as worms. Medicines such as interferon, tranquilizers, certain antibiotics and laxatives and amphetamines can heighten eosinophil levels; it is important for the patient to notify doctors of any use of such products for precise diagnosis.
MedlinePlus notes that eosinophil blood levels are found by taking a blood sample and adding a stain so the eosinophils appear as orange-red granules. The technician then counts how many eosinophils become visible per 100 cells and multiplies the amount by the white blood cell count to get the absolute count.Learn More
According to MedlinePlus, the normal platelet count range is between 150,000 and 400,000 platelets per microliter. The normal value range can vary slightly between patients and between laboratories.Full Answer >
A normal platelet count ranges from 150,000 to 400,000 platelets per microliter, according to MedlinePlus. Because normal values vary slightly depending on the lab, it is important to discuss the results with a doctor.Full Answer >
KidsHealth says that a comprehensive metabolic panel includes tests for three liver enzymes: alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase and aspartate aminotransferase. Each enzyme has a different range for what is considered normal, according to MedlinePlus.Full Answer >
According to MedlinePlus, the normal level for serum lipase is between 0 and 160 U/L, and the normal level for serum amylase is 40 to 140 U/L. The Medical University of South Carolina notes that the test results depend on various factors, including age, gender and the test method used.Full Answer >