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Health Library

Our Health Library information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Please be advised that this information is made available to assist our patients to learn more about their health. Our providers may not see and/or treat all topics found herein.

White blood cell (leukocyte)

White blood cells are made in the bone marrow and protect the body against infection. If an infection develops, white blood cells attack and destroy the bacteria, virus, or other organism causing it.

White blood cells are bigger than red blood cells and normally are fewer in number. When a person has a bacterial infection, the number of white cells can increase dramatically.

The white blood cell count shows the number of white blood cells in a sample of blood. A normal white blood cell count is between 4,500 and 11,000 cells per cubic millimeter (4.5 and 11.0 x 109 cells per liter). The number of white blood cells is sometimes used to identify an infection or to monitor the body's response to treatment.

There are five types of white blood cells: lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, basophils, and eosinophils.

COVID-19 Update

Winter Haven Obstetrics & Gynecology is committed to your health, which is why we are still open and seeing patients. Please call us today to schedule your appointment!

As always, we will be closely following the most up-to-date announcements and information on the known cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Because this information is always changing, we will be monitoring all updates from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control. 

If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, please make sure to contact us via phone prior to your appointment. You may also contact us for any additional questions by calling our office at (863) 299-1107. 

Here are a few additional resources as well: 

World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control

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