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A 22-year-old female asked:

Would a full blood count test show electrolyte imbalances? or should i ask for a specific test?

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Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
No, you need bmp/cmp: A complete blood count will show indices related to your white and red blood counts, as well as your platelets. It will not show any information related to the electrolytes; these are reflected in your basic or complete metabolic panel.
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