Complete Blood Count

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

The Complete Blood Count measures the number, variety, percentage, concentration, and quality of platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells, and thus is useful in screening for infections, anemias, and other hematological abnormalities.

A complete blood count test measures several components and features of your blood health, including:

Red blood cell count - Red blood cells, which carry oxygen (Red Blood Cells (Erythrocytes)Mean Cellular VolumeMean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin ConcThrombocytesBilirubin DirectBilirubin Total, RDW (Red Cell Distribution Width))

White blood cell count - White blood cells, which fight infection (White blood cells (Leucocytes)Large Unstained Cells (LUC)Large Unstained Cells (Percent)Band NeutrophilsBasophilsBasophils (Percent)EosinophilsEosinophils (Percent), LymphocytesLymphocytes (Percent)MonocytesMonocytes (Percent)NeutrophilsNeutrophils (%)Segmented NeutrophilsSegmented Neutrophils (Percent))

Hemoglobin - Hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells

Hematocrit - Hematocrit (HCT), the proportion of red blood cells to the fluid component, or plasma, in your blood

Platelet count - Platelets, which help with blood clotting (Platelet countMean Platelet Volume)

Abnormal increases or decreases in cell counts as revealed in a complete blood count may indicate that you have an underlying medical condition that calls for further evaluation.

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