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Calculations must be re-checked, shouldn't be used alone for patient care, and don't substitute for professional judgment. See our full disclaimer.
Frequently used to assess neutropenic fever in chemotherapy patients.
Absolute Neutrophil Count = 10 * WBC count in 1000s * (% PMNs + % Bands)
Neutropenia: ANC < 1500 cells / mm3
Filgrastim (Neupogen), aka G-CSF, can stimulate production of neutrophils, but is rarely indicated in the evaluation and treatment of neutropenic fever.
Calculations must be re-checked and should not be used alone to guide patient care nor should they substitute for clinical judgement. disclaimer