A monocyte blood test is a type of test that measures the levels of monocytes in the blood. Monocytes are a type of white blood cell that plays a key role in the immune system, helping to protect the body from infection. High levels of monocytes in the blood can be a sign of a variety of conditions, such as infection, inflammation, and certain types of cancer. There are two common blood tests to measure monocyte levels: a complete blood count (CBC) test and an absolute monocyte count.
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