Dealing with bloodwork, what does Gran% Ly% and Gran # Ly# mean?
I’ll try to make it easy to understand but bear in mind, hematology is a specialty unto itself. This is part of a complete blood cell count with differential (CBC with diff). It breaks down the cellular components of blood into what percentages they appear in your blood. There are what we consider to be normal ranges for these components. “Ly” are lymphocytes, one type of white blood cell. Ly# is the number counted in your blood sample. It should fall within a normal range and is part of the CBC. Ly% is an estimate of the percentage of lymphocytes that make up the total number of white cells in your blood sample and this is part of the differential. And again, there is a normal range for this. All white blood cells are involved in fighting infection. So, “Ly ” is an abbreviation for lymphocytes, one type of white blood cell. “Gran” is an abbreviation for granulocyte, a type of white cell that includes basophils, eosinophils and neutrophils. They all have granules in the cell plasma and