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What are Granulocytes?

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Our blood stream contains several types of white blood cells or leucocytes. Most white blood cells are granulocytes, so named because they have granules that show different colors when stained to be examined under the microscope. Neutrophils (cells that like being neutral or those whose granules don’t pick up a stain) are normally the most common white blood cell in healthy folks.

Originally published in The CLL Tribune Q3 2015