The baso blood test helps to measure the amount of basophil cells within a sample of blood at the time of the blood draw.
Basophils are one of 5 different types of white blood cells. They are responsible for the release of histamines that help to protect the body from certain substance exposures, such as pollen, dander, or mold. Patients who are suffering from an unknown health condition that is similar to asthma or an allergic reaction may have this test ordered to measure histamine response.
High basos blood test results.
When test results are above 1% in the complete blood count for basophils, then this condition is referred to as basophilia. It may indicate inflammation in the body, food allergies, Crohn’s disease, and certain types of leukemia.
Low basos blood test results.
When the test results show that there are fewer than 0.5% of basophils in the complete blood count, then this condition is referred to as basopenia. It may indicate hyperthyroidism or severe allergies.
It should be noticed that it is entirely possible for zero basophils to be present without suffering from health problems.