Have any labs been able to sunset the neutrophil band count? One lab is trying, but they’re getting push back from their intensivists, who believe band counts are necessary to meet the requirements for the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. All respondents agree that band counts are unreliable and feel that the requirement for them is an example of guidelines being written without lab input. The Mayo Clinic hasn’t reported band counts for 16 years, and another respondent suggested adopting immature granulocyte % as a substitute. Many labs haven’t been able to sunset this test due to the guidelines, though.