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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Sontag
16 years experience Family Medicine
Potassium: No- a metabolic profile is needed to determine potassium levels.
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Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
33 years experience Pathology
No: CBC = complete blood count. The test looks at your red cells, white cells and platelets only. It does not analyze for electrolytes like potassium. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Monheit
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not directly: CBC will have an indicator called the RDW or redcell distribution width. When this is elevated, bone marrow is producing younger cells that appear bi ... Read More
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Dr. Marius Frasie
26 years experience Internal Medicine
NOT CLEAR: In some cases it could show blasts without being really bad but in most cases it's not a good thing.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: This is critical. Even one blast cell on peripheral smear is extremely serious. Some automated cell-counters using image analysis may mistake them for ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Desai
26 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: The CBC only shows the total number of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. In order to diagnose leukemia, one must look under the micro ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thiri Oo
Dr. Thiri Oo answered
12 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Not really. It can show signs of inflammation or infection and anemia. Unless you get some infection from your partner, it should not show that you ha ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Sometimes it can: Spleen does not always alter the CBC but it can cause destruction of rbcs and produce anemia or eat up the platelets and cause a low platelet count. S ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
19 years experience Pediatrics
Pancytopenia: Usually, patients with leukemia have low white blood cell, red blood cell, and platelet values - called pancytopenia. Sometimes, white blood cell coun ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Probabky: a low grade infection. You are ok
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: The actual bacteria, fungus, virus or parasite won't be identified but the complete blood count values can change with infections.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
A CBC may: Give answers about red cells (size, volume HGB concentration) that no one wants to know, but the total hemoglobin and % (hematocrit), whilte cell coun ... Read More
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