The nurse is reviewing the complete blood count (CBC) of a healthy patient. Which of the following white blood cells should the nurse expect to be most numerous?

Neutrophils

Explanation

• Neutrophils account for 55–70% of white blood cells.

• Lymphocytes account for 20–40% of white blood cells.

• Monocytes account for about 2–8% of white blood cells.

• Eosinophils account for about 1–4% of white blood cells.

• Basophils account for about 0.5–1.0% of white blood cells.

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