The number of white blood cells (WBCs) in the blood
. The WBC is usually measured as part of the CBC (complete blood count
). White blood
cells are the infection-fighting cells in the blood. There are different types of white blood cells, including neutrophils (polymorphonuclear leukocytes; PMNs), band cells (slightly immature neutrophils), T-type lymphocytes (T cells), B-type lymphocytes (B cells), monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils.