Band forms (bands)
Bands are immature neutrophils. This lab test can be used to help determine if you have an infection.
Band forms (bands) Overview
Neutrophils are the most abundant type of white blood cells in the body. Bands are immature neutrophils.
Bands are measured as a percentage. The normal range for bands is 0-5%.
Fasting is not required before the test
What the results mean
When levels are higher than normal, it is usually due to a severe infection. It indicates that your body is trying to fight off an infection.