The granulocyte nitroblue tetrazolium reductase test.

  title={The granulocyte nitroblue tetrazolium reductase test.},
  author={Edward E. Morse and Aubrey J. Katz},
  journal={Annals of clinical and laboratory science},
  volume={4 5},
The nitroblue tétrazolium (N B T ) test is most useful for the diagnosis of chronic granulomatous disease and a few other rare metabolic abnormalities of neutrophils. It may be helpful in suggesting the presence of infection when values of both percentage of N BT positive neutrophils and total number of N BT positive neutrophils are markedly increased. Each patient must be inter­ preted with cautious attention to the primary disease and other clinical and laboratory findings. Diseases… CONTINUE READING