Basophils

What are basophils?

Basophils are a type of white blood cell (WBC) produced in the bone marrow and are released into the blood when needed. They are a type of granulocytes which are cells that ingest foreign cells such as bacteria, viruses and other parasites. They also play a key role in the body’s immune response producing histamine. Basophils also accumulate at sites of infection as part of the inflammatory response to help increase blood flow to the area of damage. Basophiles are included the Full Blood Count (FBC)

Our most popular health check

Blood Test XL - 45 markers

£125

Or choose from our other tests.

Why measure basophils?

Basophils can respond incorrectly causing allergies, asthma and other inflammatory conditions.

Elevated basophils

Elevated basophils can be caused by many Inflammatory conditions such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and dermatitis. They can also be caused by a recent infection or a hormone imbalance such as hypothyroidism.

Decreased basophils

Low levels of basophils is called basopenia and can occur in people who have severe allergies, during pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, stress, and people taking corticosteroids. It can also occur during acute hypersensitivity reactions, and infections.

Basophils is one of the markers for Full Blood Count

Full Blood Count Info

How Werlabs works

Werlabs offers health checks via blood analysis in collaboration with NHS and UKAS accredited labs. Order blood tests that suit your needs and then go to a local NHS clinic or schedule a home visit, anywhere in the UK. Expect your first results within 24 hours.

What do our users say?

Our users are overwhelmingly satisfied with our service. 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend.

Testimonials